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play the market
to invest in the stock market
My father has been playing the market for many years now.
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  • play to the gallery
  • play tricks on (someone)
  • play up (someone or something) or play (someone or something) up
  • play up to (someone)
  • play with fire
  • play-by-play (description)
  • played out
  • pleased as punch
  • plenty of something
  • plow into (someone or something)
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  • up to no good
  • enter one's mind
  • see to (someone or something)
  • beg to differ with (someone)
  • as well
  • dispose of (something)
  • the plot thickens
  • blow over
  • get a load of (someone or something)
  • for once


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    Misuse of one and parts of one with the singular

    Don't Say:
    I read it in one and a half hour.

    Say:
    I read it in one and a half hours.

    Note:
    In English, use the plural with anything greater than one, even it it's less than two.
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