Played for keeps (slang)
Related: Play for keeps, Playing for keeps, Playin’ for keeps
What does Played for keeps mean?
To have played to win.
Example sentence: “We showed up and played for keeps.”
Played for keeps in songs:
“I played for keeps, there’s no escaping me, I have a bitch scared And chained to me, and throw away the key” – Eminem, Kick Off (Freestyle).
“In the streets, I played for keeps and learned to lay low Shootin’ shit up like Halo” – Gunna, so far ahead > empire.
“Been a minute so i played for keeps,at the top like suits got the crown where the medicine at?” – Fabvl, Lights Out.
“All she ever wanted was a Cinderella story So shе gave him her heart and shе played for keeps” – Melvoni, CALL.
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