play along with something

play along with something
play along (with (someone/something)) to seem to support or be friendly to someone or something.

He knew that if he didn't play along with the reporters, they would write unpleasant stories about him.

I don't really like their idea that much but for now, it is probably a good idea simply to play along.

Related vocabulary: play ball with someone, go along with someone/something

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • play along (with something) — ˌplay aˈlong (with sb/sth) derived to pretend to agree with sb/sth • I decided to play along with her idea. Main entry: ↑playderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • play along with someone — play along (with (someone/something)) to seem to support or be friendly to someone or something. He knew that if he didn t play along with the reporters, they would write unpleasant stories about him. I don t really like their idea that much but… …   New idioms dictionary

  • play along with — play along (with (someone/something)) to seem to support or be friendly to someone or something. He knew that if he didn t play along with the reporters, they would write unpleasant stories about him. I don t really like their idea that much but… …   New idioms dictionary

  • go along with something — go along (with (someone/something)) to accept something someone else wants. The agreement will make them the highest paid pilots in the industry, if union members go along. The president has announced a plan to cut taxes, and Congress is likely… …   New idioms dictionary

  • play along — (with (someone/something)) to seem to support or be friendly to someone or something. He knew that if he didn t play along with the reporters, they would write unpleasant stories about him. I don t really like their idea that much but for now, it …   New idioms dictionary

  • play ball with someone — play ball (with (someone)) to agree to do something the way someone else wants you to. Critics say the agency has been pressured to play ball with drug companies. Related vocabulary: play along with someone/something, go along with… …   New idioms dictionary

  • play ball with — play ball (with (someone)) to agree to do something the way someone else wants you to. Critics say the agency has been pressured to play ball with drug companies. Related vocabulary: play along with someone/something, go along with… …   New idioms dictionary

  • play along — verb 1. perform an accompaniment to The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano • Syn: ↑accompany, ↑follow • Derivationally related forms: ↑accompanist (for: ↑accompany), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • play along — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms play along : present tense I/you/we/they play along he/she/it plays along present participle playing along past tense played along past participle played along to pretend to agree with someone or something,… …   English dictionary

  • go along with someone — go along (with (someone/something)) to accept something someone else wants. The agreement will make them the highest paid pilots in the industry, if union members go along. The president has announced a plan to cut taxes, and Congress is likely… …   New idioms dictionary

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