- play a losing game,
- play a waiting game
Origin of plausible
Examples from the Web for plausibility
But I can comment on a few aspects of the plausibility of the story.Did One Liberian Prostitute Give Ebola to Eight Soldiers?|Kent Sepkowitz|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Can she interpret the works of George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, and Cole Porter with plausibility?
Right now the first key to assessing the plausibility of this discovery is: what would float and what would not?Mysterious Debris Near Australia Looks like MH370’s Wing|Clive Irving|March 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So plausibility doesn't always matter—except when it's the characters who suddenly seem implausible.‘Breaking Bad’s’ Latest Episode, “Confessions,” Epitomizes the Show’s Highs and Lows|Andrew Romano|August 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The plausibility of an Alawite enclave, meanwhile, has been a subject for debate.‘Scorched Earth’ Tactics Feared in Assad Fight With Rebels|Mike Giglio|October 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
One explanation only presented itself with any color of plausibility.The Law of Hemlock Mountain|Hugh Lundsford
It is so plausible because the author has ingeniously or accidentally set aside the usual earmarks of plausibility.The Delicious Vice|Young E. Allison
You have always been a plausible talker, and you have cloaked many criminal acts under that plausibility.The Code of the Mountains|Charles Neville Buck
An individual of marked attainment, not only in penmanship, but in the art of plausibility.One-Act Plays|Various
I believe the plausibility of this view rests upon a failure to form a right theory of descriptions.Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays|Bertrand Russell
Word Origin for plausible
1540s, "acceptable, agreeable," from Latin plausibilis "deserving applause, acceptable," from plaus-, past participle stem of plaudere "to applaud" (see plaudit). Meaning "having the appearance of truth" is recorded from 1560s. Related: Plausibly.