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    (Context is association football)
    "Estonia played to the environment and won 2-0."

    What is "play to the environment"? Is it "played advantage"?

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    Re: Play To The Environment

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelleyy View Post
    (Context is association football)
    "Estonia played to the environment and won 2-0."

    What is "play to the environment"? Is it "played advantage"?
    I, a native speaker, have no idea what either underlined expression means. I look forward to finding out.

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    Re: Play To The Environment

    "All his life Sullivan played to the environment which was his heritage and in which he had matured."

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    Re: Play To The Environment

    I'm none the wiser even with the second example.

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    Re: Play To The Environment

    More context....

    "His chosen walk of life would offer ample demonstration of the values inherent in the urban milieu he came from and, indeed, never left. All his life Sullivan played to the environment which was his heritage and in which he had matured."

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    Re: Play To The Environment

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelleyy View Post
    More context....

    "His chosen walk of life would offer ample demonstration of the values inherent in the urban milieu he came from and, indeed, never left. All his life Sullivan played to the environment which was his heritage and in which he had matured."
    Is he a musician?

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    Re: Play To The Environment

    Typing the entire paragraph....

    "He emerged as a complete product of the cult of masculinity, dissatisfied with the limited job opportunities open one of his ethnic background and education and at ease with the comforting and sustaining network of friendships, acquaintances,and admirers he found in the saloon. His chosen walk of life would offer ample demonstration of the values inherent in the urban milieu he came from and, indeed, never left. All his life Sullivan played to the environment which was his heritage and in which he had matured.But in 1880 no on could see if this chosen walk life would produce anything more than facial scars, scrambled brains, and trouble with the law. For the manly art was neither profession nor calling nor career. "

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    Re: Play To The Environment

    OK, I think we need to know two things:

    1) What is his chosen career?
    2) What is the environment being talked about?

    Perhaps with those two pieces of information we might be able to work it out.

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    Re: Play To The Environment

    After artificially running up the post count to 10, here is the link of the source

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