play along

play along
PHRASAL VERB: no passive
If you play along with a person, with what they say, or with their plans, you appear to agree with them and do what they want, even though you are not sure whether they are right.

[V P with n] My mother has learnt to play along with the bizarre conversations begun by father...

[V P] He turned and led the way to the lift. Fox played along, following him.


English dictionary. 2008.

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