playdown

or play-down

[ pley-doun ]

nounChiefly Canadian.
  1. a play-off.

Origin of playdown

1
First recorded in 1935–40; play + down1

Words Nearby playdown

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British Dictionary definitions for play down

play down

verb
  1. (tr, adverb) to make little or light of; minimize the importance of

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Other Idioms and Phrases with playdown

playdown

Make little of, minimize the importance of, as in A skillful salesman plays down the drawbacks of the product and emphasizes its good features. [First half of 1900s]

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