Phrasal Verb: Play up to

Play up to

Meaning: Flatter someone

Example: I'm PLAYING UP TO my boss at the moment because I want the promotion.


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Play up to

Meaning: Behave in a way expected

Example: He's got a reputation for being trouble and PLAYS UP TO it.


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