To play the banjo with someone; to try to make friends with someone who isn't going to be friends or who keeps dodgy company, typically rough, bigoted or violent. From the banjo duet in John Boorman's "Deliverance".
Although they had been making funny noises at me across the square, I just had to play the banjo with those guys. I regretted it within the week.
by Fearman August 06, 2007