play on

phrasal verb
played on; playing on; plays on

Definition of play on

: to make people do what one wants by using (their emotions, fears, concerns, etc.) in an unfair way The company plays on the concerns of parents in order to sell their products.

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play one's cards right

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“Play on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/play%20on. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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