To play it off is when you do something embarassing in front of other people and act like you meant to do it.
1)We leaned out of the car to wave at Sam; however, Sam was not in the car, so we played it off by sticking our hands on top of the car.
2)At an orchestra concert, I put my violin up too early so I played it off by scratching my chin with it.
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