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Play Right Into the Hands Expressions


Today I had a very productive conversation in English. A lot of new expressions. For example, Play Right Into the Hands and many others. All with examples and explanations.

  1. However he has now come around to my way of thinking.
    • come around - be converted to another person's opinion
  2. The senator played right into the hands of her opponents when she backed that unpopular amendment to the tax bill.
    • play right into the hands - act so as to give an advantage to an opponent
  3. The judge said that the teacher had been negligent in allowing the children to swim in dangerous water.
    • negligent - not being careful or giving enough attention to people or things that are your responsibility
  4. She has been designated to organize the meeting.
    • designate - to choose someone officially to do a particular job
  5. We cannot release the names of the soldiers who were killed until we have informed their next of kin.
    • next of kin - the person or group of people you are most closely related to
  6. I think there was a conspiracy to keep me off the committee.
    • conspiracy - the activity of secretly planning with other people to do something bad or illegal
  7. Why don't you say what you mean? Why do you always say something in a roundabout way?
    • say in a roundabout way - to imply something without saying it; to say something indirectly; to speak using circumlocution

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