play God

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of play God

usually disapproving
: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

play play
  1. : swordplay

  2. : game, sport

  3. : the conduct, course, or action of a game

  1. : to engage in sport or recreation : frolic

  2. : to have sexual relations

  3. : to move aimlessly about : trifle

god play
  1. : the supreme or ultimate reality: such as

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

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

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


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