play itself out
Definition of play itself out
1 : to take place : happen This scene plays itself out daily in every large city in this country.
2 : to stop being current or popular That style of music had played itself out and the record companies wanted something new.
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
: in a direction away from the inside or center
: from among others
: eject, oust
: to identify publicly as being such secretly
: to identify as being a closet homosexual
: used as a function word to indicate an outward movement
: situated outside : external
: situated at a distance : outlying
: one who is out of office or power or on the outside
: an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball
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