play the field

to have many romantic or sexual relationships.

After leaving that guy she lived with for five years she's now ready to play the field.


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  • play the field — {v. phr.}, {informal} To date many different people; not always have dates with the same person. * /Al had a steady girlfriend, but John was playing the field./ * /Jim was crazy about Mary, but she was still playing the field./ Contrast: GO… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • play the field — {v. phr.}, {informal} To date many different people; not always have dates with the same person. * /Al had a steady girlfriend, but John was playing the field./ * /Jim was crazy about Mary, but she was still playing the field./ Contrast: GO… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • play the field — Someone who plays the field dates or has sexual relationships with many people …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • play the field — ► play the field informal indulge in a series of casual sexual relationships. Main Entry: ↑field …   English terms dictionary

  • play the field — phrasal : to have dates or romantic connections with more than one member of the opposite sex : avoid an exclusive or permanent attachment preferred playing the field to going steady Geraldine Roberts * * * play the field see under ↑play • • •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • play the field — date many different people, avoid steady dates with the same person After my sister stopped seeing her boyfriend she decided to play the field until she met someone nice …   Idioms and examples

  • play the field — date many people, go out with various men/women    After a long relationship with Sue, he began to play the field …   English idioms

  • play\ the\ field — v. phr. informal To date many different people; not always have dates with the same person. Al had a steady girlfriend, but John was playing the field. Jim was crazy about Mary, but she was still playing the field. Contrast: go steady …   Словарь американских идиом

  • play the field — verb To date more than one person at the same time. He says Im the only one, but my friends say hes playing the field …   Wiktionary

  • play the field —    to be sexually promiscuous    Of either sex, from betting on several runners in the same race:     You ve had enough of playing the field so now you re looking for a young, beautiful and preferably well born virgin. (P. D.James, 1994) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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