be new to the game

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be new to the game

To be inexperienced in a particular area. (Despite its use of the word "game," this phrase does not usually refer to sports.) I know my employees are skeptical of me because I'm new to the game—I need to find a way to gain their trust.
See also: game, new
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"Flak and a few jibes come with the territory, but just because I am a novice manager people think I am new to the game. I have been in football a long time, first as a player and then a coach, but people seem to forget that."