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  • Action replay
  • Address the ball ( golfing term denoting readiness to play )
  • All Fun And Games Until Somebody Loses An Eye ( Christopher Brookmyer book )
  • All the fun of the fair
  • All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players
  • All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
  • All's Well, That Ends Well
  • An Ideal Husband ( play by Oscar Wilde )
  • And The Band Played On ( Randy Shilts book )
  • And the band played on
  • Angel Cups ( Nickname of soap character Marcy Rhoades )
  • Angels in America ( play by Tony Kushner )
  • Architecture is music frozen in time ( Friedrich von Schelling quotation )
  • As playful as a kitten
  • Balancing act
  • Bat Masterson ( Nickname of American western character William Barclay Masterson )
  • Be a good sport
  • Billy Liar ( Novel and play by Keith Waterhouse and Tom Courtenay / Julie Christie movie )
  • Blondes have more fun
  • Blow off the stage
  • Break a leg ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Bring your A game ( perform to your best ability )
  • Brum brum ( child's play idiom expressing the sound of a vehicle )
  • Bugger about
  • Bundle of fun
  • Buy Opera today And make this banner go away ( Opera advertising slogan )
  • Buy a bucket of chicken and have a barrel of fun ( Kentucky Fried Chicken advertising slogan )
  • Call of Duty ( video game title )
  • Cat On A Hot Tin Roof ( play by Tennesee Williams and Elizabeth Taylor movie )
  • Caught in the act
  • Character assassination
  • Character driven fiction
  • Chicago piano
  • Child's play
  • Childhood friend
  • Childhood memories
  • Childhood sweetheart
  • Children, one is one, two is fun, three is a house full
  • Chips With Everything ( Arnold Wesker play )
  • Class act
  • Clean up your act
  • Close of play
  • Come out and play
  • Contact sport
  • Couldn't act his way out of a paper bag
  • Death of a Salesman ( play by Arthur Miller )
  • Desperate Dan ( a cowboy strongman character in the British comic The Dandy )
  • Desperate Housewives ( 2004 comedy drama television series )
  • Dick around
  • Do a disappearing act
  • Do you know the piano's on my foot?
  • Don't play the innocent
  • Don't put your daughter on the stage Mrs Worthington
  • Don't shoot the piano player
  • Double act
  • Double your pleasure, double your fun ( Wrigley's Doublemint Chewing Gum advertising slogan )
  • Drama documentary
  • Ear for music
  • Elevator music
  • Everything to play for
  • Exit stage left
  • Face the music
  • Fair play
  • Fair play to you
  • Follow suit
  • Food, Folks and Fun ( McDonald's advertising slogan )
  • Fool around
  • Foot in the bucket ( A baseball expression meaning to act timidly or cowardly )
  • Fun Fun Fun ( The Beach Boys song )
  • Fun With Dick And Jane ( Jane Fonda movie )
  • Fun and games
  • Games people play
  • Get in on the act
  • Get your act together
  • Getting there is half the fun ( Cunard Line advertising slogan )
  • Girls Just Want To Have Fun ( Cyndi Lauper song )
  • Go and play in the traffic
  • Good clean fun
  • Good sport
  • Goof around
  • Goof off
  • Grand Theft Auto ( video game title )
  • Half the fun is getting there ( Olympic Airways advertising slogan )
  • Hard act to follow
  • Have fun
  • He will never play the piano again
  • Hedda Gabler ( play by Henrik Ibsen )
  • High tragedy
  • High wire act
  • Horse around
  • Horse play
  • Horsing around
  • House music
  • How does that play in Peoria?
  • Human Rights Act
  • I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside ( British Music Hall song )
  • I took my harp to the party but no one asked me to play
  • If music be the food of love, play on ( from Twelth Night by Shakespeare )
  • In on the act
  • In play
  • Instant replay
  • It was twenty years ago today Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play ( Beatles song lyric )
  • It's all fun and games until somebody gets hurt
  • It's all good clean fun
  • It's good to play together ( Microsoft Xbox advertising slogan )
  • It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game
  • Jerk around
  • Juno and the Paycock ( play by Sean O'Casey )
  • Kid n' Play ( Nickname of Kevin Martin )
  • Kidding around
  • Kitchen sink drama
  • Lady Windermere's Fan ( play by Oscar Wilde )
  • Lark about
  • Let's face the music and dance
  • Level playing field
  • Live in your world, play in ours ( Sony advertising slogan )
  • Long Day's Journey into Night ( play by Eugene O'Neil )
  • Love play
  • Make Your Own Kind Of Music ( Mama Cass Elliot song )
  • Make a play for
  • Make fun of
  • Make great play of
  • Man and Superman ( play by George Bernard Shaw )
  • Mario Kart ( video game title )
  • Mendoza line ( A baseball expression denoting a line marking a very poor performance )
  • Mess around
  • Monkey around
  • Mother Courage ( play by Bertolt Brecht )
  • Mourning Becomes Electra ( play by Eugene O'Neill )
  • Muck about
  • Music Box ( Mariah Carey album )
  • Music City ( Nickname of Nashville Tennessee )
  • Music has charms to soothe the savage breast
  • Music is art. Muzak is science ( Muzak Corporation advertising slogan )
  • Music to my ears
  • No music, no life ( Tower Records advertising slogan )
  • Not playing with a full deck
  • O Romeo, Romeo; wherefore art thou Romeo ( from the play by Shakespeare )
  • Oh, what fun
  • Opening night ( the first night of a theatrical performance )
  • Out of character
  • Peak performance
  • Phone it in ( perform an act in an uncommitted disinterested manner )
  • Play Cupid
  • Play God
  • Play Misty For Me ( Clint Eastwood movie )
  • Play a blinder
  • Play a waiting game
  • Play around
  • Play ball
  • Play both ends against the middle
  • Play by ear
  • Play by play
  • Play by the rules
  • Play catch up
  • Play catchup
  • Play chicken
  • Play dead
  • Play devil's advocate
  • Play dirty
  • Play ducks and drakes
  • Play fast and loose
  • Play favorites
  • Play favourites
  • Play for keeps
  • Play for time
  • Play from the tips
  • Play gooseberry
  • Play hard to get
  • Play hardball ( A baseball expression meaning to be or act tough or aggressive )
  • Play havoc with
  • Play hell
  • Play hide the sausage
  • Play hookey
  • Play it again Sam
  • Play it again, Sam ( New York State Lottery advertising slogan )
  • Play it by the book
  • Play it cool
  • Play it for laughs
  • Play it safe
  • Play kissy face
  • Play off
  • Play possum
  • Play safe
  • Play second fiddle
  • Play silly buggers
  • Play softball ( A baseball expression meaning to ask easy questions )
  • Play the field ( - indulge in a series of sexual relationships )
  • Play the fool
  • Play the game
  • Play the old soldier
  • Play the percentage game
  • Play the race card
  • Play the white man
  • Play to win
  • Play with fire
  • Play within a play
  • Play your cards right
  • Play your part
  • Play yourself in
  • Playboy of the Western World ( play by John Millington Synge )
  • Played for a fool
  • Playing to the gallery
  • Plug and play
  • Poke fun
  • Popular music
  • Put on an act
  • Put the fun back into driving ( Vauxhall Motors advertising slogan )
  • Quality time
  • Race against the clock
  • Race proven performance ( Kumho Tires advertising slogan )
  • Random act of kindness
  • Read the riot act
  • Roll over and play dead
  • Roll up, roll up, all the fun of the fair
  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead ( play by Tom Stoppard )
  • Rough and tumble
  • Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
  • School for scandal
  • Second childhood
  • Set the stage
  • She Stoops to Conquer ( play by Oliver Goldsmith )
  • Sister Act ( Whoopie Goldberg movie )
  • Some Nights ( fun song )
  • Sonic the Hedgehog ( video game title )
  • Stage door Johnny
  • Star of stage and screen
  • Strike up the band
  • Super Mario Brothers ( video game title )
  • Sweet Music ( Nickname of Frank Viola )
  • Sword play
  • Sydney Opera House ( tourist attraction in Australia )
  • Take centre stage
  • Thank you for the music, the songs I'm singing ( ABBA lyric )
  • The Admirable Crichton ( Play by J M Barrie and nickname of James Crichton )
  • The Beggar's Opera
  • The Boys in the Band ( play by Mart Crowley )
  • The Buddha of Suburbia
  • The Cherry Orchard ( play by Anton Chekhov )
  • The Devil's Disciple ( Bernard Shaw play and Burt Lancaster movie )
  • The Ginger Man ( play by JP Donleavy )
  • The Glass Menagerie ( play by Tennessee Williams )
  • The Iceman Cometh ( play by Eugene O'Neill )
  • The Importance of Being Ernest ( play by Oscar Wilde )
  • The Plough and the Stars ( play by Sean O'Casey )
  • The Quare Fellow ( play by Brendan Behan )
  • The Scottish play
  • The Sims ( video game title )
  • The Sound Of Music ( Julie Andrews movie )
  • The West Coast Sound ( name applied to Californian pop music, especially that of The Beach Boys )
  • The act you've known for all these years ( Beatles song lyric )
  • The ball is in your court
  • The best way to get music out of your system ( Philips advertising slogan )
  • The cat who doesn't act finicky soon loses control of his owner ( 9 Lives Cat Food advertising slogan )
  • The fun develops instantly ( Polaroid advertising slogan )
  • The greatest tragedy is indifference ( Red Cross advertising slogan )
  • The little dog laughed to see such fun
  • The music of the spheres
  • The play's the thing
  • The sport of kings
  • The stage is set
  • There's many a good tune played on an old fiddle
  • There's many a good tune played on an old piano
  • Think global, act local
  • Think globally, act locally ( Friends of the Earth advertising slogan )
  • Threepenny Opera ( play by Bertolt Brecht )
  • Time flies when you are having fun fun
  • Action replay
  • Address the ball ( golfing term denoting readiness to play )
  • All Fun And Games Until Somebody Loses An Eye ( Christopher Brookmyer book )
  • All the fun of the fair
  • All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players
  • All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
  • All's Well, That Ends Well
  • An Ideal Husband ( play by Oscar Wilde )
  • And The Band Played On ( Randy Shilts book )
  • And the band played on
  • Angel Cups ( Nickname of soap character Marcy Rhoades )
  • Angels in America ( play by Tony Kushner )
  • Architecture is music frozen in time ( Friedrich von Schelling quotation )
  • As playful as a kitten
  • Balancing act
  • Bat Masterson ( Nickname of American western character William Barclay Masterson )
  • Be a good sport
  • Billy Liar ( Novel and play by Keith Waterhouse and Tom Courtenay / Julie Christie movie )
  • Blondes have more fun
  • Blow off the stage
  • Break a leg ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Bring your A game ( perform to your best ability )
  • Brum brum ( child's play idiom expressing the sound of a vehicle )
  • Bugger about
  • Bundle of fun
  • Buy Opera today And make this banner go away ( Opera advertising slogan )
  • Buy a bucket of chicken and have a barrel of fun ( Kentucky Fried Chicken advertising slogan )
  • Call of Duty ( video game title )
  • Cat On A Hot Tin Roof ( play by Tennesee Williams and Elizabeth Taylor movie )
  • Caught in the act
  • Character assassination
  • Character driven fiction
  • Chicago piano
  • Child's play
  • Childhood friend
  • Childhood memories
  • Childhood sweetheart
  • Children, one is one, two is fun, three is a house full
  • Chips With Everything ( Arnold Wesker play )
  • Class act
  • Clean up your act
  • Close of play
  • Come out and play
  • Contact sport
  • Couldn't act his way out of a paper bag
  • Death of a Salesman ( play by Arthur Miller )
  • Desperate Dan ( a cowboy strongman character in the British comic The Dandy )
  • Desperate Housewives ( 2004 comedy drama television series )
  • Dick around
  • Do a disappearing act
  • Do you know the piano's on my foot?
  • Don't play the innocent
  • Don't put your daughter on the stage Mrs Worthington
  • Don't shoot the piano player
  • Double act
  • Double your pleasure, double your fun ( Wrigley's Doublemint Chewing Gum advertising slogan )
  • Drama documentary
  • Ear for music
  • Elevator music
  • Everything to play for
  • Exit stage left
  • Face the music
  • Fair play
  • Fair play to you
  • Follow suit
  • Food, Folks and Fun ( McDonald's advertising slogan )
  • Fool around
  • Foot in the bucket ( A baseball expression meaning to act timidly or cowardly )
  • Fun Fun Fun ( The Beach Boys song )
  • Fun With Dick And Jane ( Jane Fonda movie )
  • Fun and games
  • Games people play
  • Get in on the act
  • Get your act together
  • Getting there is half the fun ( Cunard Line advertising slogan )
  • Girls Just Want To Have Fun ( Cyndi Lauper song )
  • Go and play in the traffic
  • Good clean fun
  • Good sport
  • Goof around
  • Goof off
  • Grand Theft Auto ( video game title )
  • Half the fun is getting there ( Olympic Airways advertising slogan )
  • Hard act to follow
  • Have fun
  • He will never play the piano again
  • Hedda Gabler ( play by Henrik Ibsen )
  • High tragedy
  • High wire act
  • Horse around
  • Horse play
  • Horsing around
  • House music
  • How does that play in Peoria?
  • Human Rights Act
  • I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside ( British Music Hall song )
  • I took my harp to the party but no one asked me to play
  • If music be the food of love, play on ( from Twelth Night by Shakespeare )
  • In on the act
  • In play
  • Instant replay
  • It was twenty years ago today Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play ( Beatles song lyric )
  • It's all fun and games until somebody gets hurt
  • It's all good clean fun
  • It's good to play together ( Microsoft Xbox advertising slogan )
  • It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game
  • Jerk around
  • Juno and the Paycock ( play by Sean O'Casey )
  • Kid n' Play ( Nickname of Kevin Martin )
  • Kidding around
  • Kitchen sink drama
  • Lady Windermere's Fan ( play by Oscar Wilde )
  • Lark about
  • Let's face the music and dance
  • Level playing field
  • Live in your world, play in ours ( Sony advertising slogan )
  • Long Day's Journey into Night ( play by Eugene O'Neil )
  • Love play
  • Make Your Own Kind Of Music ( Mama Cass Elliot song )
  • Make a play for
  • Make fun of
  • Make great play of
  • Man and Superman ( play by George Bernard Shaw )
  • Mario Kart ( video game title )
  • Mendoza line ( A baseball expression denoting a line marking a very poor performance )
  • Mess around
  • Monkey around
  • Mother Courage ( play by Bertolt Brecht )
  • Mourning Becomes Electra ( play by Eugene O'Neill )
  • Muck about
  • Music Box ( Mariah Carey album )
  • Music City ( Nickname of Nashville Tennessee )
  • Music has charms to soothe the savage breast
  • Music is art. Muzak is science ( Muzak Corporation advertising slogan )
  • Music to my ears
  • No music, no life ( Tower Records advertising slogan )
  • Not playing with a full deck
  • O Romeo, Romeo; wherefore art thou Romeo ( from the play by Shakespeare )
  • Oh, what fun
  • Opening night ( the first night of a theatrical performance )
  • Out of character
  • Peak performance
  • Phone it in ( perform an act in an uncommitted disinterested manner )
  • Play Cupid
  • Play God
  • Play Misty For Me ( Clint Eastwood movie )
  • Play a blinder
  • Play a waiting game
  • Play around
  • Play ball
  • Play both ends against the middle
  • Play by ear
  • Play by play
  • Play by the rules
  • Play catch up
  • Play catchup
  • Play chicken
  • Play dead
  • Play devil's advocate
  • Play dirty
  • Play ducks and drakes
  • Play fast and loose
  • Play favorites
  • Play favourites
  • Play for keeps
  • Play for time
  • Play from the tips
  • Play gooseberry
  • Play hard to get
  • Play hardball ( A baseball expression meaning to be or act tough or aggressive )
  • Play havoc with
  • Play hell
  • Play hide the sausage
  • Play hookey
  • Play it again Sam
  • Play it again, Sam ( New York State Lottery advertising slogan )
  • Play it by the book
  • Play it cool
  • Play it for laughs
  • Play it safe
  • Play kissy face
  • Play off
  • Play possum
  • Play safe
  • Play second fiddle
  • Play silly buggers
  • Play softball ( A baseball expression meaning to ask easy questions )
  • Play the field ( - indulge in a series of sexual relationships )
  • Play the fool
  • Play the game
  • Play the old soldier
  • Play the percentage game
  • Play the race card
  • Play the white man
  • Play to win
  • Play with fire
  • Play within a play
  • Play your cards right
  • Play your part
  • Play yourself in
  • Playboy of the Western World ( play by John Millington Synge )
  • Played for a fool
  • Playing to the gallery
  • Plug and play
  • Poke fun
  • Popular music
  • Put on an act
  • Put the fun back into driving ( Vauxhall Motors advertising slogan )
  • Quality time
  • Race against the clock
  • Race proven performance ( Kumho Tires advertising slogan )
  • Random act of kindness
  • Read the riot act
  • Roll over and play dead
  • Roll up, roll up, all the fun of the fair
  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead ( play by Tom Stoppard )
  • Rough and tumble
  • Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
  • School for scandal
  • Second childhood
  • Set the stage
  • She Stoops to Conquer ( play by Oliver Goldsmith )
  • Sister Act ( Whoopie Goldberg movie )
  • Some Nights ( fun song )
  • Sonic the Hedgehog ( video game title )
  • Stage door Johnny
  • Star of stage and screen
  • Strike up the band
  • Super Mario Brothers ( video game title )
  • Sweet Music ( Nickname of Frank Viola )
  • Sword play
  • Sydney Opera House ( tourist attraction in Australia )
  • Take centre stage
  • Thank you for the music, the songs I'm singing ( ABBA lyric )
  • The Admirable Crichton ( Play by J M Barrie and nickname of James Crichton )
  • The Beggar's Opera
  • The Boys in the Band ( play by Mart Crowley )
  • The Buddha of Suburbia
  • The Cherry Orchard ( play by Anton Chekhov )
  • The Devil's Disciple ( Bernard Shaw play and Burt Lancaster movie )
  • The Ginger Man ( play by JP Donleavy )
  • The Glass Menagerie ( play by Tennessee Williams )
  • The Iceman Cometh ( play by Eugene O'Neill )
  • The Importance of Being Ernest ( play by Oscar Wilde )
  • The Plough and the Stars ( play by Sean O'Casey )
  • The Quare Fellow ( play by Brendan Behan )
  • The Scottish play
  • The Sims ( video game title )
  • The Sound Of Music ( Julie Andrews movie )
  • The West Coast Sound ( name applied to Californian pop music, especially that of The Beach Boys )
  • The act you've known for all these years ( Beatles song lyric )
  • The ball is in your court
  • The best way to get music out of your system ( Philips advertising slogan )
  • The cat who doesn't act finicky soon loses control of his owner ( 9 Lives Cat Food advertising slogan )
  • The fun develops instantly ( Polaroid advertising slogan )
  • The greatest tragedy is indifference ( Red Cross advertising slogan )
  • The little dog laughed to see such fun
  • The music of the spheres
  • The play's the thing
  • The sport of kings
  • The stage is set
  • There's many a good tune played on an old fiddle
  • There's many a good tune played on an old piano
  • Think global, act local
  • Think globally, act locally ( Friends of the Earth advertising slogan )
  • Threepenny Opera ( play by Bertolt Brecht )
  • Time flies when you are having fun fun