the name of the game


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the name of the game

The most important aspect or component of something. Getting strike-outs is the name of the game when you're a pitcher. I hope you boys know that safety compliance is the name of the game around here. We don't tolerate any tomfoolery.
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name of the game

Inf. the way things are; the way things can be expected to be. The name of the game is money, money, money. I can't help it. That's the name of the game.
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the name of the game

COMMON If you say that a particular thing is the name of the game in a situation or activity, you mean that it is the thing you must achieve in order to succeed. Secrecy was the name of the game and Yates was good at it. In the current economic climate, survival is the name of the game.
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the name of the game

n. the way things are; the way things can be expected to be. The name of the game is money, money, money.
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IKECHI ANYA says going for goals will be the name of the game against Gibraltar on Sunday - but insists patience could be the key to success.
If you are a striker, you know what the name of the game is," said Moyes.
Hughie Willis/Mark Docherty dead-heated in the whist aggregates but were beaten in the play-offs by Martin Carolan/Alan Cummings of Willenhall - so second seems to be the name of the game for unlucky Coombe this last season
In good economic times as well as bad the name of the game is attracting and retaining top talent.
Service is the name of the game today," says Leslie Kaminoff, chief executive officer of the AKAM Family of Real Estate Service Companies, "and we're a company that's all about enhancing the quality of life and value within residential communities.
It's no secret that networking is the name of the game when it comes to succeeding in the workplace.
By recognizing that "exposure is the name of the game," said Phyllis Bernstein, director of personal financial planning at the AICPA's Center for Investment Advisory Services.
Rather than the relaxation or the excitements and finalities usually associated with a bed, waiting seems to be the name of the game, as well as a sort of arrested entropy - holding up things that want to sag.
Multimedia collaboration was the name of the game for McCaleb as well.
If you can't be president then the name of the game is to be as close as possible to whoever the son-of-a-bitch is.
In our business, service is the name of the game and this will help IADA deliver even more value to our customers," he added.
With speed being the name of the game, one national record was broken by .
Instead, "fast-track" remains the name of the game and there is no end in sight to the velocity the technology sector is bringing to the office market.
Specializing is the name of the game when it comes to winning trophies.