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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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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 and keep the ball away from our danger area.
But rather than play the percentages, Lancers coach Mike Sanders gambled and went bust in the second quarter.
And from a team perspective, he says there's a need to realise there are times to play rugby and times to play the percentages.
I still have freedom to attack at set paces," he says, "But I'm encouraged to play the percentages at the back.