play God

Definition of play God

usually disapproving

  1. :  to make decisions that have a very powerful and important effect on other people's lives lawyers who play God with people's lives

Word by Word Definitions

playplay
  1. :  swordplay

    :  game, sport

    :  the conduct, course, or action of a game

  1. :  to engage in sport or recreation :  frolic

    :  to have sexual relations

    :  to move aimlessly about :  trifle

godplay God
  1. :  the supreme or ultimate reality: such as

    :  the Being perfect in power, wisdom, and goodness who is worshipped as creator and ruler of the universe

    :  the incorporeal divine Principle ruling over all as eternal Spirit :  infinite Mind

  1. :  to treat as a god :  idolize, deify


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