From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishplay games (with somebody)play games (with somebody)a)TRICK/DECEIVEto behave in a dishonest or unfair way in order to get what you wantAre you sure he’s really interested, and not just playing silly games with you?b)to not be serious about doing somethingWe want a deal. We’re not interested in playing games. →game
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play games (with somebody)• At this Internetchesssite, dozens of people around the world are playing games at the same time.• He plays no budgetary games nor does he toleratefinance people playing games with him.• We want an agreement. We're not interested in playing games.• That's just me playing games.• The people played games to pass the time during the winter too.• Do we suspect life is a chessboard even though we know that you don't play games?• Surveys show millions of workers use their office computers to play games, surf the Net or worse.• Many taxpayers try to play games on their tax returns.• If they want to play games with their parachutes, then that is their affair.