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 for play up
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  play up
      v 1: move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent;
           "The introduction highlighted the speaker's distinguished
           career in linguistics" [syn: foreground, highlight,
           spotlight, play up] [ant: background, downplay,
           play down]
      2: ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior; "She is
         playing up to the chairman" [syn: cozy up, cotton up,
         shine up, play up, sidle up, suck up]

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