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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Played Out.
 
Out of date; no longer in vogue; exhausted.   1
        “Valentines, I suppose, are played out, said Milton.”—Truth: Queer Story, Feb. 18, 1886.
 


 Play the Deuce.Playing to the Gods. 

 
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