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Synonyms for percentage

a proportion in relation to a whole (which is usually the amount per hundred)

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This was the kind of day for keeping it tight, running it up in the forwards, driving hard, keeping coming round the corner and playing the percentages.
The Backs once again saw little ball in the second half and it was a case of playing the percentages.
LAKE ELSINORE - JetHawks manager Mike Aldrete believes in playing the percentages and indicated Lancaster fans should expect to see in-game moves reflecting that.
Playing the percentages failed to pay off when Peterson belted the first pitch toward the hole in left-center.
Fifty percent of the people who get these letters pay, so [LPS is] just playing the percentages.
What coaches are doing, in short, is playing the percentages.