raise (one's) game

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raise (one's) game

Of athletes or sports teams, to increase one's effort or improve one's performance. You can tell that they have really raised their game coming into this championship match. So far he has just looked sloppy, so he'll have to raise his game if he wants to have a shot at winning this tournament.
See also: game, raise
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Because of the belief that predators were destroying their efforts to raise game on their property, including pheasants and deer," Assistant US Attorney Peter Jarosz, the prosecutor in the case, told me.
He not only performed well today, but also helped other pacers raise game by motivating them," the former India Test player told M AIL T ODAY .
A 'must' for any interested in poultry management, this covers all the basics and much advanced detail for any seeking to raise game birds.
Couldn't raise game when Swansea needed him 6 Ashley Williams The Wales man who once again looked comfortable alongside Tate.
I checked with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and found that a Class B permit could be obtained for an annual fee of $10, which allows one to raise game birds for personal use.