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Play

Informal for an investment or investment decision, especially one that becomes profitable.

play

1. An investment.
2. See direct play.
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I respectfully submit that such caricatures are extremely provocative and inflammatory and will only play into the hands of extremist elements.
Kevin Ryan believes the fact that the William Hill Lincoln is taking place at Newcastle this season could play into the hands of My Paris.
The federation, which represents rank-and-file police officers, said comments by Metropolitan Police Chief Superintendent Ali Dizaei opposing profiling were likely to inflame moderate Muslim opinion and play into the hands of terrorists.