But on a stage, he comes close to toying with the competition.
For decades, the Pentagon has been toying with the idea of upgrading the B-52 bomber, first built in the mid-1950s.
I was also toying with the idea of a team of misfits that come together despite their seeming incongruity.
Abbas is toying with making an appeal to the international community and Netanyahu is clinging onto status quo.
Of course, that was when the reality television star/real estate mogul was toying with a White House run himself.
"Now step back fifteen paces while I make my toilet," Carney commanded, toying with his 6-gun in the way of emphasis.
"Will you take a chair," said Crane, and he pushed the one he had been toying with toward Mortimer.
Lyons, who had been toying with a small metal paperweight, rapped on the table with it.
He sighed faintly and laid down the rose he had been toying with.
Soon the joyous billows were toying with our ship, and huge as it was were tossing it as lightly and easily as a child a toy.
c.1300, "amorous playing, sport," later "piece of fun or entertainment" (c.1500), "thing of little value, trifle" (1520s), and "thing for a child to play with" (1580s). Of uncertain origin, and there may be more than one word here. Cf. Middle Dutch toy, Dutch tuig "tools, apparatus, stuff, trash," in speeltuig "play-toy, plaything;" German Zeug "stuff, matter, tools," Spielzeug "plaything, toy;" Danish tøi, Swedish tyg "stuff, gear."
1520s, from toy (n.).
If he be merie and toy with any,Related: Toyed; toying.
His wife will frowne, and words geve manye.
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