Thesaurus / play close vest
other words for play close vest
- be noncommittal
- beat around the bush
- duck the issues
- hem and haw
- play it close to the vest
- sit on the fence
- tread warily
- watch one's step
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Squinty could look out, but the slats were as close together as those in a chicken coop, and the little pig could not get out.
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On the upper part of the stem the whorls are very close together, but they are more widely separated at the lower portion.
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But I hope at least to play to him a few times, and what is more important, to hear him play repeatedly.
It was close upon twelve o'clock, and the "Rooms" had been open to the public for two hours.
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To fill up the time till Liszt came, our hostess made us play, one after the other, beginning with the latest arrival.
Again the sallow fingers began to play with the book-covers, passing from one to another, but always slowly and gently.
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In the close relation and affection of these last days, the sense of alienation and antagonism faded from both their hearts.
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Her attachment to impressionism leads this artist to many experiments in color—or, as one critic wrote, "to play with color."
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He passed the latter part of his life in poverty, and towards the close of it, was confined in a madhouse.
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