play into the hands of
Act so as to give an advantage to an opponent, as in The senator played right into the hands of her opponents when she backed that unpopular amendment to the tax bill. [c. 1700]
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“We all shook hands and my client told me to leave,” he said.
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But I hope at least to play to him a few times, and what is more important, to hear him play repeatedly.