Play for keeps (slang)
Related: Playing for keeps, Played for keeps
What does Play for keeps mean?
To play to win and do things seriously.
Example sentence: “Babe you know I play for keeps.”
Play for keeps in songs:
“Niggas know I play for keeps, treat my brothers like they me Had to make myself a boss, it ain’t no nigga workin’ me” – Lil Baby, How.
“I pay for therapy because my thoughts ahead of me They keep on draggin’ me, I play for keeps, they scared of me” – YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Lonely Child.
“Never really athletic, but I play for keeps, do you feel me?” – Rick Ross, Nobody.
“When I’m in the field, just know I play for keeps And keep my grass cut, so these bitches won’t creep” – J.T., Tighten Up.
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Cite this page: "Play for keeps." Rap Dictionary, DailyRapFacts. Accessed March 22, 2023.https://rapdictionary.com/meaning/play-for-keeps/.