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play fair

Definition of play fair in English:

Observe principles of justice; avoid cheating.
Example sentences
  • To continue the footballing analogy, it is like asking footballers to sign a formal declaration before each game that they will not cheat and will always play fair.
  • We believe our customers want the security of a bank which is here for the long term, which plays fair and has no nasty surprises up its sleeve.
  • To Sam this wasn't playing fair, but they soon found out that despite clauses in the contract of sale that forbade such enterprises there was pragmatically not much they could do.
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