Playing for keeps (slang)
Type: noun, slang
Also spelled or known as: Playin’ for keeps
Related: Play for keeps, Played for keeps
What does Playing for keeps mean?
To be playing to win.
Example sentence: “If i’m playing then i’m playing for keeps.”
Playing for keeps in songs:
“I’m playing for keeps, but you ain’t think I’d bounce back They love to hear a black nigga count stacks, count stacks” – J. Cole, Hell’s Kitchen.
“Heroin transactions with Russian shots of the Smirnoff Playing for keeps, I bust in ’em before she get off” – Rick Ross, Pandemonium.
“Don’t sit on the fence, I play offense Playing for keeps until the end” – Hooligan Hefs, No Effect.
“I’m on that greedy shit, that fiendin’ shit, I need a piece I’m on that wreckless shit, that selfish shit, I’m playing for keeps” – Kodak Black, Slayed.