Play stupid

Submitted by Ww Ww on 30.11.2017

Play stupid (English) — To act like you are ignorant of, or incapable of understanding actions, or a topic(s). This stance, attitude, behavior is for the avoidance of effort or the results. Either to avoid possible trouble, complications, or even any effort, or participation (apathy, indifference).
This may be due to being insulted by another's attitude and is a 'give them what they want' ploy. Stereotypes or preconceived ideas of stupidity (sex, race, job, etc.) cause this attitude and a negative reaction. "The stupider you treat me, the stupider I get". "The dumber you make me, the dumber I get."

English, explained by Ww Ww on Thu, 30/11/2017 - 22:45

Play stupid — Παιξ' το ηλίθιος

Greek, explained by Guest on Sun, 03/12/2017 - 15:27

Play stupid — Aptalmış gibi davranmak aptalı oynamak.

Turkish, explained by Barisurtr on Mon, 04/12/2017 - 11:41

Translations of "Play stupid"

EnglishPlay dumb
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Polishrżnąć głupa
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RussianВалять дурака
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Spanishhacerse el tonto
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TurkishAptalı oynamak
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"Play stupid" in lyrics

But I've learned, it's time for me to U-turn
Yo it only takes one time for me to get burned
Ain't no falling no next time I meet a new girl
I can no longer play stupid or be immature
I got every ingredient, all I need is the courage
Like I already got the beat, all I need is the words

Eminem - 8 Mile

So can you catch me?
Twice, twice I caught you out
My head was in the clouds
But I woke up and came around to see you play stupid games
Temptation in your way
Cause I went so fast from love to hate

Nina Nesbitt - The Apple Tree

The one that has problems between the ears
is the one who bullies others in school for example
It's easy to notice whose fault it is
If you start to play stupid
Don't let other people fool you
to use illegal drugs and other shit

Jope Ruonansuu - Think yourself

Bow your head and do not complain, you are not competent.

I repress my hatred and play stupid!

Get justice stubbornly,even if you have to pay the price.

Centurion - Tragedy of the genious

Vagina's where you're really from
(Where you from? Where you from?)
(Where you from? Where you from?)
Don't play stupid, don't play dumb
Vagina's where you're really from
(Where you from? Where you from?)

Pussy Riot - Straight Outta Vagina

You will make up with him

But if he comes tonight
Don't play stupid anymore
And if your heart beats, don't kiss him
And then if he wants to make love, don't undress yourself

Alessio - But if he comes tonight

But I've learned, it's time for me to U-turn
Yo it only takes one time for me to get burned
Ain't no falling no next time I meet a new girl
I can no longer play stupid or be immature
I got every ingredient, all I need is the courage
Like I already got the beat, all I need is the words

8 Mile (OST) - 8 Mile Road