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game planAny strategy devised to reach a given objective.Rate it:

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plan onTo expect; to prepare future actions based on.Rate it:

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skin in the gameA stake; something at risk.Rate it:

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ahead of the gameHaving completed a task before it is due; ready, prepared, or anticipating.Rate it:

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away gameAn athletic contest played in the opposing team's geographic area.Rate it:

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blame gameA situation in which people attempt to blame others rather than trying to resolve a problem.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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fair gameA game that is fair, that does not involve cheating etc.Rate it:

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fair gameActions permissible by the rules.Rate it:

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fair gameAn goal or object that may legitimately be sought.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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home gameAn athletic contest played in a team's own geographic area.Rate it:

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in the gamecompeting in a game, with a chance of winning.Rate it:

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in the gameUsed other than as an idiom: in the game.Rate it:

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it's a game-changerA crucial change in the state of affairs.Rate it:

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long gameA long-term strategy or endeavor.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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make game ofTo ridicule; to jest.Rate it:

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mug's gameA foolish, profitless, or hopeless undertaking.Rate it:

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name of the gameThe essential element (needed to reach the principal goal or objective); the overall purpose.Rate it:

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off one's gameC. 1910, Ralph Henry Barbour, "The Dub" in The New Boy at Hilltop and Other Stories.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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off one's gamePlaying or competing below one's usual level of performance.Rate it:

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on the gameWorking as a prostitute.Rate it:

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only game in townThe only opportunity, activity, or resource available.Rate it:

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stage of the gameA point in the progress of an ongoing dispute or process.Rate it:

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take the game toTo use attacking tactics against.Rate it:

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the name of the gameThe overall purpose; the principal goal, or objective.Rate it:

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two can play that gameThe tactics and/or strategies of an enemy can be used against him.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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forge aheadTo move forward quickly, or to make good progress with (especially a plan)Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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dummy outFrom a video game in the process of localizing that game from a foreign country.Rate it:

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kick offTo make the first kick in a game or part of a game.Rate it:

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map outTo organise the basic plan for a project.Rate it:

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reckon onTo plan on; to expect.Rate it:

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edge outTo win in a contest or a game by a narrow margin of victory.Rate it:

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knock aboutAn informal game, usually football.Rate it:

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measure twice and cut once(literally, carpentry) One should double-check one's measurements for accuracy before cutting a piece of wood; otherwise it may be necessary to cut again, wasting time and material.1872, "Dressmaking," Hall's Journal of Health, vol. 19, no. 12, p. 280:Look at Carpenters! . . . In old times it was a proverb "Measure twice, and cut once."(figuratively, by extension) Plan and prepare in a careful, thorough manner before taking action.2008, Hilary Johnson, "Mergers rattle bank relations," Financial Week, 9 Nov. (retrieved 9 Nov. 2008):Mr. Paz noted that since the onset of the credit crisis, eBay, like other companies, hasnRate it:

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reckon uponTo plan upon; to expect.Rate it:

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against the run of playContrary to the flow of the game.Rate it:

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bat for both sidesTo be a batter for both teams in an amateur baseball game.Rate it:

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beat upTo get something done, derived from the idea of beating for game.Rate it:

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best betThe best proposal or plan.Rate it:

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blow someone out of the waterTo trounce; to defeat someone thoroughly, at a game or in battle.Rate it:

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blow the whistleTo make a piercing sound which signals a referee's action or the end of a game.Rate it:

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bottom of the ninthIn baseball, the second part of the ninth and final inning. The end of the game.Rate it:

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buck feverExcitement and nervousness felt by a new hunter upon seeing game.Rate it:

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build castles in the airTo imagine visionary projects or schemes; to daydream; to have an idle fancy, a pipe dream or any plan, desire, or idea that is unlikely to be realized.Rate it:

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