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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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He was getting the serves back, but there are not too many players who will win a rally against Kelley, so we had to play the percentages."
Smart players realise this and they play the percentages, only going for a winner when they're more likely to make the shot than not - makes sense right?
CREATIVE Too many midfielders in the Premier League these days just play the percentages and above all else fear losing the ball.
I believe we should just play the percentages here and step in, said my dad.
Thisisaweektobesupporting someofthemostboringgolfers onEarth-short,straighthitters who play the percentages and plotasafepassagetothefattest parts of fairways and greens, avoidingtheabundantaqua.
"So you have to play the percentages, keep the ball and wear down the opposition, and that's exactly what the forwards did.
'You have to play the percentages. It doesn't get any worse for a goalkeeper.' Not that Stillie's going to get it any easier this afternoon at Tannadice as a rampant Hearts side come calling.
"I still have freedom to attack at set paces," he says, "But I'm encouraged to play the percentages at the back.