play the fool
Act in a silly or stupid way, as in Helen deliberately played the fool so they wouldn't realize she understood their strategy. [First half of 1500s]
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I assure you, no matter how beautifully we play any piece, the minute Liszt plays it, you would scarcely recognize it!
The heat of drunkenness is the stumblingblock of the fool, lessening strength and causing wounds.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
But I hope at least to play to him a few times, and what is more important, to hear him play repeatedly.
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To fill up the time till Liszt came, our hostess made us play, one after the other, beginning with the latest arrival.