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percentage

Commerce the interest, tax, commission, or allowance on a hundred items

percentage

[pər′sen·tij]
(mathematics)
The result obtained by taking a given percent of a given quantity.
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Mixing 'em up is also part of playing the percentages.
Just when we needed a moment or two of pragmatism, of seeing out the clock by keeping possession and playing the percentages, Wales conspired to cough up possession and then provide the necessary defensive holes for their opponents to steal the winning score.
He adopts a brutally analytical approach to amassing league points, playing the percentages in terms of where and when he wants the ball to be played in the hope that his forwards will get their share of goals from knockdowns and the like.
Despite enjoying a decent cushion to his nearest rival, Webber insists he will not playing the percentages between now and the final race in Abu Dhabi on November 14.
And Burger is confident that "keeping it simple" and playing the percentages is the way to go against England.