play the field

play the field :

indulge in a series of sexual relationships without committing yourself to anyone – informal

1936 - L. Lefko - Public Relations - He hasn't any steady. He plays the field - blonde, brunette or what have you.


a fair field and no favour :

equal conditions in a contest

hold the field :

remain the most important

1991 - Twentieth Century British History - What analyses of AIDS policies hold the field?

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