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My husband and I have four young children. Generally, our children are well-behaved; however, sometimes they don't listen to me or my husband. It is incredibly frustrating for us, and we both lose our patience quickly with them. When this happens, we find that they start playing off one another and revolting against us. playing off one anotherはどのような意味でしょうか?よろしくお願いします

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 playing off one anotherはどのような意味でしょうか? play off は、下記の句他動詞のように「(人が)争うように仕向ける)という意味です。  https://eow.alc.co.jp/search?q=play+off  ですから(話たちたち両親が)お互いに争うようにしむけて(自分たちから視線をそらす)という意味です。

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