Idiom:  play the game


Idiom:  play the game

  • to act in the way everyone expects

Example sentences

— If you want to get promoted in this company, you have to play the game and work really long hours.

— played the game at a corporate law firm and hated it. Then I quit and became a dog walker and I love it.

— Most singers and actors have to play the game to succeed in show biz but Madonna does whatever she wants.

— My sister is great at smiling and playing the game with the teachers at school but I refuse to pretend to be a interested when classes are so boring.

— If you're not willing to play the game then I suggest you try going into business for yourself.

— I tried playing the game by buying designer clothes and smoking cigarettes in high school but the popular kids never really liked me.

— I absolutely hated working weekends and evenings without any compensation but I knew I had to play the game in order to get a promotion.

— When my son found out playing the game in his fraternity meant he had to get drunk and assault other people he dropped out.


  • go with the flow
  • go along with

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