play up (2)
This page is about the phrasal verb play up (2).
Meaning: to try to make something seem better, or more important, than it really isSynonym: overstate
- play sth up Sales people know the strengths of each product they sell, and they play these strengths up when they're trying to make a sale.
- play up sth Some hip-hop artists play up their violent past as gang members in order to gain credibility among fans.
In job interviews, Grace plays up the fact that she
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Contributor: Matt Errey