play for laughs
Definition of play for laughs
: to act in a funny way that makes people laugh She's fantastic in serious roles, but she also knows how to play for laughs. Most performers would have taken a serious tone during the scene, but he decided to play it for laughs.
Word by Word Definitions
: game, sport
: the conduct, course, or action of a game
: to engage in sport or recreation : frolic
: to have sexual relations
: to move aimlessly about : trifle
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