make great play of

make great play of
make great play of ostentatiously draw attention to.
Main Entry: play

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  • make (great) play of (or with) — ostentatiously draw attention to. → play …   English new terms dictionary

  • make great play with — ● play …   Useful english dictionary

  • make great play of something — make great/much ˈplay of sth idiom to emphasize the importance of a particular fact • He made great play of the fact that his uncle was a duke. Main entry: ↑playidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • make (a) great play of (something) — to do something in a way that makes people notice what you are doing, often in order to make it seem more important than it really is. She made great play of ignoring me when I spoke to her …   New idioms dictionary

  • make much play of something — make great/much ˈplay of sth idiom to emphasize the importance of a particular fact • He made great play of the fact that his uncle was a duke. Main entry: ↑playidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • play — ► VERB 1) engage in games or other activities for enjoyment rather than for a serious or practical purpose. 2) take part in (a sport or contest). 3) compete against. 4) take a specified position in a sports team. 5) represent (a character) in a… …   English terms dictionary

  • make play of — make (great) play of (or with) draw attention to in an ostentatious manner, typically to gain prestige or advantage the company made great play of its recent growth in profits …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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-by-play — Play by play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. In North America, in many sports, the play by play person is… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

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