play into (someone's) hands

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Definition of play into (someone's) hands

: to do something that one does not realize will hurt oneself and help someone else You're only playing into your accusers' hands by making accusations in return.

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“Play into (someone's) hands.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/play%20into%20%28someone%27s%29%20hands. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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