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Play

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

1. An investment.
2. See direct play.
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Coleen says Are you absolutely sure you were only playing around? If there was nothing in it and it was just the two of you having a laugh you wouldn't be hiding your friendship in personal messages.
Watch commander Steven Hodgetts from Solihull fire station said: "He was doing what kids do, playing around, and got his hand stuck in a pizza doughmaking machine.
Local musicians will also be playing around Barmouth.
QWHEN I read that the Italian Prime Minister's wife is divorcing him because he never apologised for playing around, it dredged up feelings that I've kept buried for over ten years.
On Sunday, Gaddafi warned insurgent leaders that they were "playing around with a dangerous and sensitive demographic area".
Let's do the easy one--rubato, or tempo rubato, for Italian "robbed time." This is a musical term simply meaning the retardation, or even the anticipation, of the beat--slightly playing around with the strictness of the beat, giving a sense of spontaneity.
It is one of those ambitions which addles the brains of grant providers and enables bright people to get on with playing around with stuff.
"Kids are deeply involved in using the Internet and writing e-mail, not to mention just playing around with new applications," says Hunt.
As usual, Fforde does a lot of playing around, not only using the well-known murder and mayhem involving nursery rhyme and folktale characters as plot fodder, but also taking potshots at detective fiction and detectives (Miss Maple, Inspector Dogleash, etc.).
"I'd be playing around and cooking in the kitchen and my grandmother would laugh and say, 'Oh yes, Sherry's definitely an artist.
I'm especially critical of anyone who starts playing around with steroids too early, when they are barely old enough to shave and not even full grown yet."
They started playing around in the toilets of Spring Studios in Kentish Town, North West London and a source revealed: "They thought they were just having fun.