all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
Too much hard work without time out for play or enjoyment is not good for anyone. A proverb.
Bill's mother told him to stop studying and to go out and play, because all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
Easy; requiring no effort.
Mary's work as a volunteer social worker is so agreeable to her that she thinks of it as child's play.
Equal and right action (to another person); justice.
The visiting team did not get fair play in the game.
The judges decided against Bob, but he said that he had gotten fair play.
Sally's sense of fair play made her a favorite with her classmates.
To spend time playing, fooling, or joking instead of being serious or working; waste time.
Проводить время играя, дурачась или шутя вместо того, чтобы быть серьезным или работать.
If you go to college, you must work, not fool around.
The boys fooled around all afternoon in the park.
The boy spent the morning monkeying around with the old radio.
Мальчик провел утро, забавляясь со старым радио.
Sometimes I wish that Pat would stop fooling around so much and talk about something more interesting to others.
To treat or handle carelessly.
Bob cut himself by fooling around with a sharp knife.
Suzie says she wishes John would quit playing around with the girls and get married.
The teacher got angry because her students were fooling around and couldn’t finish their work before the end of class.
To work or do something in an irregular or unplanned way; tinker.
Jimmy likes to monkey around with automobile engines.
Alice is fooling around with the piano in her spare time.
A play in baseball in which a runner is out because he does not run to the next base before the fielder with the ball touches the base.
Bob was out at second base when Joe hit into a force play.
Treachery; a criminal act (such as murder).
After they discovered the dead body, the police suspected foul play.
"She must have met with foul play," the chief inspector said when they couldn't find the 12-year-old girl who had disappeared.
game at which two can play
two can play at that game
A plan, trick, or way of acting that both sides may use.
Ситуация, в которой обе стороны могут выиграть.
Rough football is a game two can play.
Politics is a game at which two can play.
Don’t worry, two can play at that game.
Не беспокойся, еще посмотрим, чья возьмет.
Rough, practical joking.
The newlyweds couldn't get a wink of sleep all night because there was a lot of yelling and screaming outside of their window - the usual horseplay.