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    play it save

    From BBC NEWS | Americas | Obama set to reveal running-mate

    Most commentators believe he will play it safe, opting for a governor, perhaps Tim Kaine of Virginia, or a political veteran like Senator Joe Biden.

    What does "play it save" mean?

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    Re: play it save

    To "play it safe" means to act without being risky. If Obama chooses a radical or someone controversial as a running mate, he could risk losing the election.

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