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neither fish nor fowlSaid of something not easily categorized or not fitting neatly into any established group.
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ahead of the gameHaving completed a task before it is due; ready, prepared, or anticipating.
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away gameAn athletic contest played in the opposing team's geographic area.
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blame gameA situation in which people attempt to blame others rather than trying to resolve a problem.
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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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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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home gameAn athletic contest played in a team's own geographic area.
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in the gamecompeting in a game, with a chance of winning.
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in the gameUsed other than as an idiom: in the game.
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long gameA long-term strategy or endeavor.
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long gameThe aspect of the game in which the strategy is to advance downfield by throwing the ball to a receiving player; the passing game.
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long gameThe portion of the game, played with driver clubs, in which the ball is advanced down the fairway to the putting green.
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make game ofTo ridicule; to jest.
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mug's gameA foolish, profitless, or hopeless undertaking.
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name of the gameThe essential element (needed to reach the principal goal or objective); the overall purpose.
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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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only game in townThe only opportunity, activity, or resource available.
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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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take the game toTo use attacking tactics against.
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the name of the gameThe overall purpose; the principal goal, or objective.
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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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waiting gameA strategy or course of action in which one or more parties refrain from direct action until circumstances change in their favor.
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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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against the run of playContrary to the flow of the game.
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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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buck feverExcitement and nervousness felt by a new hunter upon seeing game.
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cake walkFrom the mid 1900s, a game at a fair or party in which people walk around a numbered circle along to music. When the music is stopped, the caller draws a number from a jar and whoever is standing on or closest to that number that number wins a cake.
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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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close of playThe end of the final game (not to be confused with set or match) during a day at the All England Tennis Championships (Wimbledon)
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cross-purposeA conversational game, in which questions and answers are made so as to involve ludicrous combinations of ideas.
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dog in the huntLiterally, ownership of one of several canines participating in the group pursuit of game or fowl.
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