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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 couldn't allow the whole community to be over-assessed; it was going to play havoc with property values.
The company has digested more than a dozen acquisitions in less than five years, something that can play havoc with a retailer's distribution, yet Pao de Acucar has managed to avoid such chaos.
A 10-hour flight compounded by an eight-hour time difference can play havoc with the constitution of a traveler who jets from Los Angeles to London.
His findings may have implications for other people whose irregular work schedules play havoc with their sleep cycles, says Cho.
YET again, Liverpool's squad-rotation policy with their strikers threatens to play havoc with first scorer betting in the other semi-final against Wycombe.
Taking his cues from Ruth Rendell (whose novel inspired this film) and Luis Bunuel (whose Rehearsal for a Crime is quoted in a pivotal scene), the auteur unravels his five intertwined lives like a striptease, spiking scenes with little fake-outs and MacGuffins that play havoc with our expectations.
New research from Nuveen Investments reaffirms the challenge, showing how return rates coupled with periodic withdrawals can play havoc with retirement nest eggs.