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Play the percentages

Posted by Pamela on August 18, 2007

In Reply to: Play the percentages posted by R. Berg on August 17, 2007

: : Is there a phrase that goes something like "to play the percentages?" I'm looking for a phrase with the word per cent in it, and I'm drawing a blank -- I know there's a common one out there, but I can't seem to think of it or find it in any searches.

: "There's no percentage in it" - meaning that a project or an activity isn't worthwhile, wouldn't profit the participant. ~rb

"To play the percentages" gets about 1000 hits on Google, although "To play the numbers" is how I've heard it. rb's suggestion is one I've heard also. Pamela