play for time

idiom

Definition of play for time

: to try to make something happen later instead of sooner : to try to delay something They're just playing for time, hoping that the situation will resolve itself.

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“Play for time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/play%20for%20time. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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