When a man loves a woman

Posted by Bob on May 12, 2005

In Reply to: When a man loves a woman posted by Netaly on May 12, 2005

: A line from the song "when a man loves a woman":
: "if she's playing him for a fool, he's the last one to know".
: Playing him for a fool=cheating on him?
: Is that the only possible meaning?
: Can this expression be used in any other contexts? (like non-romantic). Thanks a lot!!!

Playing him for a fool = easily manipulating him in ways he's too obsessed to see. There's an implication of cheating on him.