play someone for a fool

play someone for a fool
tv. to treat someone like a fool; to act as if someone were a fool.
I know what you’re trying to do. Don’t try to play me for a fool.
We played her for a fool, and she never knew it.

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  • play someone for a fool — play (someone) for a fool American & Australian to treat someone as if they are stupid, especially by trying to get something from them in a way that is not fair. He s playing you for a fool. Just don t lend him any more money …   New idioms dictionary

  • play for a fool — play (someone) for a fool American & Australian to treat someone as if they are stupid, especially by trying to get something from them in a way that is not fair. He s playing you for a fool. Just don t lend him any more money …   New idioms dictionary

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  • play — verb 1》 engage in games or other activities for enjoyment rather than for a serious or practical purpose.     ↘amuse oneself by engaging in imaginative pretence.     ↘(play with) treat inconsiderately for one s own amusement: she likes to play… …   English new terms dictionary

  • play for smth — treat someone as something, act toward someone as something He was trying to play me for a fool but I could easily see what he was trying to do …   Idioms and examples

  • play — [plā] vi. [ME plein < OE plegan, to play, be active] 1. to move lightly, rapidly, or erratically; flutter [sunlight playing on the waves] 2. to amuse oneself, as by taking part in a game or sport; engage in recreation 3. to take active part in …   English World dictionary

  • play — play1 [ pleı ] verb *** ▸ 1 take part in sport/game ▸ 2 make music/sound ▸ 3 have part in play, etc. ▸ 4 when children have fun ▸ 5 when light moves ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive or transitive to take part in a sport or game: The girls are out… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • play — 1 /pleI/ verb 1 CHILDREN (I, T) when children play, they do things that they enjoy, often together or with toys: The children ran off to play on the beach. | play sth: The boys were playing soldiers. | I don t want to play that game! (+ with):… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • For One More Day — is a 2006 novel taken place during the mid 1900 s by the acclaimed sportswriter and author Mitch Albom. It opens with the novel s protagonist planning to commit suicide. His adulthood is shown to have been rife with sadness. His own daughter didn …   Wikipedia

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