from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. to affect; to feign; to practice artifice.
- transitive v. to display; to show; to put in exercise; as, to play off tricks.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The main consequence of this is the acronyms available for activist groups seeking to play off of the vaccine’s name.
Dalilah the Wily, she said, “I have a mind to play off another trick,” to her daughter who answered, “O my mother, I fear for thee;” but the beldam cried, “I am like the bean husks which fall, proof against fire and water.”
a few days from then I began to play off again, so Mr. Edmondson thinking the high porch punishment was too good for me, made it harder for me.