play up[ pley ]SEE DEFINITION OF play up
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PLAY UP
I was trying all the time to play up to him—and to Mrs. Maxwell.
And they play up to our bit of falsity till there is hell to pay.
In vain he attempted to play up in a friendly fashion to the Bolsheviki.
He has overtaxed his strength for years, and his nerves are bound to play up.
And play up local pride—a Hoosier product for Hoosier people.
Those small parts cannot take the play up, but they can let it down.
He felt that he must play up at once to the character assigned him.
Miss Campbell tried to play up to her, as the actors call it.
But Dorothy found it difficult to play up to his amusing sallies.
You must believe that to play up, and play the game, is the noblest thing in life.