Idiom: 'Play for time'

What does 'Play for time' mean?

Meaning: If you play for time, you delay something because because you are not ready or need more time to thing about it.  Eg. I knew I had to play for time until the police arrived.

  • Category: Time
  • Contributed By: Adriano.gado

Idioms similar to 'Play for time'


All idioms have been editorially reviewed, and submitted idioms may have been edited for correctness and completeness.

If you have a question about idioms, ask us about it in our Idioms Discussion Forum.

If you know of an idiom that you would like to be listed here, please use our online form to suggest an idiom.

See also: