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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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Instead of the Stockholder who once knew how to play fast and loose with her scavenged goods, we discover an academic who, literally, bolts everything in place and forfeits the appearance of spontaneity and accident that once served her art so well.
Danny Kennedy, who represents Newry and Armagh, said: "The British Government can't play fast and loose with the lives of people along the border given the recent military history of those areas."
And it's no surprise that some play fast and loose with the rules since there is much to be gained by classifying workers as independent contractors--lower Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) taxes, no tax withholding and fewer reports to be filed with various government agencies.