“Play dumb”: idiom meaning.

Play dumb
Pretend you don’t know about something. If you “play dumb” you know about something but you don’t want other people to know that you know! 😉

Other examples of “play dumb” idiom in a sentence

  • I’m going to play dumb and pretend I don’t know.
  • He doesn’t know you told me so I’m going to play dumb.
  • Don’t play dumb! You know all about it!

“Play dumb”: use in context explanation

The woman’s friend is crying and is very sad because she’s having some problems with her ex boyfriend. The woman has invited her friend over to her house to listen to her and cheer her up. The woman told her husband everything about her friend’s problems even if the friend had asked her not to tell anyone. The friend can’t find out that the woman told her husband about it. Her husband has to play dumb and pretend he doesn’t know about anything.