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    #1

    play the part

    Dear friends,

    What is the meaning of "play the part" in the following context:
    (2 lovers on a the shore)

    Girl: So the wine, the food, the Maserati?
    Man: (HE LOOKS AT HER. SHE HOLDS UP THE GORGEOUS DIAMOND BRACELET ON HER WRIST)
    You don't think I can rock that?
    Girl: I know what you make.
    Man: Gotta play the part sometimes.I mean, I thought you might get a kick out of it.
    Girl: Oh, no, I did.


    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: play the part

    Not a teacher

    Without more context, I's say "pretend".

    M.

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    #3

    Re: play the part

    Quote Originally Posted by Mannysteps View Post
    Not a teacher

    Without more context, I's say "pretend".

    M.
    Unfortunately, I have no more context. But your guess suits the context. (He means "One has to pretend he's reach sometimes" or something like that.

    Thanks.

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    Re: play the part

    He will pretend/act in the way you would act if you had a lot of money.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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