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fair gameA game that is fair, that does not involve cheating etc.
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fair gameActions permissible by the rules.
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fair gameAn goal or object that may legitimately be sought.
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game faceThe expression of one who is prepared for or is facing a lot of difficult and/or undesirable work, especially when it is imminent.
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game planAny strategy devised to reach a given objective.
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mug's gameA foolish, profitless, or hopeless undertaking.
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make game ofTo ridicule; to jest.
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off one's gameC. 1910, Ralph Henry Barbour, "The Dub" in The New Boy at Hilltop and Other Stories.
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off one's gamePerforming in any activity below one's usual level; behaving in an irregular, inept, or awkward manner; feeling unwell.
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off one's gamePlaying or competing below one's usual level of performance.
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on the gameWorking as a prostitute.
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ahead of the gameHaving completed a task before it is due; ready, prepared, or anticipating.
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cat and mouse gameTwo individuals and/or groups repeatedly keeping check on each other in a suspicious or self-protective way, often with the goal of one or both parties trying to gain a malicious advantage over the other.
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skin in the gameA stake; something at risk.
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stage of the gameA point in the progress of an ongoing dispute or process.
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two can play that gameThe tactics and/or strategies of an enemy can be used against him.
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the name of the gameThe overall purpose; the principal goal, or objective.
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cue upThe act of taking aim on the cue ball with the cue in a game of snooker, or billiards, etc.
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dummy outFrom a video game in the process of localizing that game from a foreign country.
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kick offTo make the first kick in a game or part of a game.
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edge outTo win in a contest or a game by a narrow margin of victory.
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knock aboutAn informal game, usually football.
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bat for both sidesTo be a batter for both teams in an amateur baseball game.
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beat upTo get something done, derived from the idea of beating for game.
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blow someone out of the waterTo trounce; to defeat someone thoroughly, at a game or in battle.
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blow the whistleTo make a piercing sound which signals a referee's action or the end of a game.
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bottom of the ninthIn baseball, the second part of the ninth and final inning. The end of the game.
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call off the dogsDuring a one-sided sports contest, to remove the first-string unit of a team from the game after dominating the opponent.
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cat's cradleA children's string game.
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cats cradlegame using string
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caucus raceA political competition; the game of campaigning and one-upmanship to get votes and be elected.
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double dutchA game of jump rope with two ropes and frequently two jumpers.
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double dutchA language game akin to pig Latin.
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gin rummycard game
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hardballIn baseball, a type of ball and baseball game, as opposed to softball.
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heads or tailsA game to bet upon a which side of a coin lays face up after it is thrown.
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hide and seekchildren's game
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hot potatoA child's game in which players pass a ball or other item between them, with the object of avoiding being left holding the item when time expires.
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jumpTo employ a move in certain board games where one game piece is moved from one legal position to another passing over the position of another piece.
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jump ropeA single jump in this game or activity, counted as a measure of achievement.
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jump ropeThe activity, game or exercise in which a person must jump, bounce or skip repeatedly while a length of rope is swung over and under, both ends held in the hands of the jumper, or alternately, held by two other participants. Often used for athletic training and among schoolchildren. Variations involve speed, chants, varied rope and jumper movement patterns, multiple jumpers and/or multiple ropes.
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life's not all skittles and beerSkittles and Beer refers to the carefree, indulgent bar life; skittles being a British pub game. Thus, life's not all skittles and beer means that not everything is about pleasure.
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lucky dipA game in which prizes are covered up and mixed together in a container, so that contestants can dip their hand into the container and randomly pull out a prize.
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nightcapThe second game of a doubleheader.
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noughts and crossespen and paper game
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old maidcard game
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on the clockIn the official time expired in a game or other sporting event.
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on the clockIn the official time remaining in a game or other sporting event.
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pickleA children’s game with three participants that emulates a baseball rundown.
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pig outThey watched the game and pigged out on chips and pizza.
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