http://www.lingvo.ua/ru/Examples/en-ru/play off the stageto play off the stage
Perron was rather surly, a peasant who is being played off the stage by a man with style
The 'is being played' looks like a present continuous passive, but I think the being is a noun here (or rather a gerund), what the russian translation hints at...
What would you say about that?
Thank you in advance.