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It means that you play to win without holding back—you give it your all
When team A to play a game, they warmed their opponents that they were "playing for keeps" (or playing to win)
by KanikeKen December 31, 2015
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ONLY the coolest thing a person could possibly do. Playing for keeps requires the total manipulation of one's surroundings to further accentuate their own.
Who plays for keeps? I play for keeps. :::::::::
Or... I'm playing for keeps.
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