But Dan Ephron says the fist-shaking is a ploy—the real battle is the public relations game.
He may or may not succeed in this ploy, depending on how strongly Lapid will stand up for his principles.
How many golf and football widows are familiar with this ploy?
The posters on the wall seem to mostly think it was a ploy to get Obama reelected.
Might this ploy this work for the troubled social secretary?
There is a misprint of 'employ' in Thomas Davies' edition, as before.
He put the question roughly, for nobody likes to lose a ploy.
I don't think he went on to describe any—it was mostly a ploy on my part to curry him or make him feel more at ease.
The night before they touched at Naples Marcella and Louis arranged what she called a "ploy."
One house-match is just like another, and their "ploy" of that week happened to be rabbit-shooting with saloon-pistols.
1722, "anything with which one amuses oneself," Scottish and northern England dialect, possibly a shortened form of employ or deploy. Popularized in the sense "move or gambit made to gain advantage" by British humorist Stephen Potter (1900-1969).
A device or stratagem; a move, esp one designed to disconcert an opponent while keeping one's position; a shrewd maneuver
[1722+; apparently fr Scots dialect; popularized by the late British humorist Stephen Potter]