trifle with


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trifle with

verb toy, play, flirt, mess about, dally, wanton, play fast and loose (informal), coquet, amuse yourself, palter 'Don't trifle with me,' was my attitude.
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w>trifle with

vi +prep obj personzu leicht nehmen; affections, foodspielen mit; he is not a person to be trifled withmit ihm ist nicht zu spaßen
References in classic literature ?
That which is past is gone, and irrevocable; and wise men have enough to do, with things present and to come; therefore they do but trifle with themselves, that labor in past matters.
When you are putting the trifle together, try to show the different layers throughout, this makes for a lovely tall trifle with lots of colour.
Top the trifle with the remaining hazelnuts, grate over the dark and white chocolate and top with strawberries, if using them.