- play a losing game,
- play a waiting game
Origin of plausible
Examples from the Web for plausible
And the more disconnected we become from the era of the Civil War, the more abstract and plausible the idea of secession becomes.
At the same time, they said it was plausible that pot could be disrupting brain development in teenagers.
Even when plausible deniability crumbles, the brainwashed paste it back together again.This 1979 Novel Predicted Putin’s Invasion Of Crimea|Michael Weiss|May 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These steps would be plausible, purely defensive, and a deterrent for starters.Obama Must Show He’ll Use Military Means to Deter Russia in Ukraine|Leslie H. Gelb|March 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was a relief to see McCain acknowledging that there is no plausible military option.Take John McCain’s Russia Advice and You Might Get Another Cold War|Michael Tomasky|March 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That the matter of his speech was plausible, none ever presumed to deny.
It is so plausible because the author has ingeniously or accidentally set aside the usual earmarks of plausibility.The Delicious Vice|Young E. Allison
One cannot help having a kindly feeling for "Plausible Jack."Their Majesties' Servants (Volume 3 of 3)|John Doran
This, at least, seems so be the most plausible explanation of the great number of copper axes found in that island.The Bronze Age and the Celtic World|Harold Peake
She told it with particular attention to plausible detail; she wanted him to have a perfect understanding of just how it was.The Wrong Woman|Charles D. Stewart
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.