at this stage (of the game)

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at this stage (of the game)

At this particular point in a process or situation. I can't give you an update at this stage of the game—I have some more work to do on your car. At this stage, I'm not sure if we're in a serious relationship or not—we haven't been dating for very long.
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at this stage (of the game)

Fig. at the current point in some event or situation; currently. We'll have to wait and see. There isn't much we can do at this stage of the game. At this stage, we are better off not calling the doctor.
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at this stage

Also, at this or that stage of the game . At this (that) step, phase, or position in a process or activity, as in I'm not sure if you can help at this stage, but perhaps you can pitch in later, or I don't need an assistant at this stage of the game. The variant uses game in the sense of "a particular process or activity." [Early 1800s]
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On talk that party members are divided on whom to support between Roxas, the presumptive standard-bearer, or Poe, the survey front-runner, Belmonte said, At this stage of the game where nobody has been chosen the field is still open.
But at this stage of the game, I don't like to say anything.
At this stage of the game last year, Patrick Robinson and (the now sadly absent) Anya Garnis were voted off, but it's anybody's guess who will be sashaying away from centre stage by close of play on Sunday night.
"Quite frankly it is very difficult to organise the Games anywhere else at this stage of the game," he said.
While dissenting voices perhaps have a case for suggesting he is a better hurdler at this stage of the game, he only appears to be heading one way over the bigger obstacles.
"While most teaming arrangements for the VETS GWAC are solidified at this stage of the game, teaming relationships can change over the life of a contract.
We're past the immediate threat of deflation at this stage of the game. But when you have an inflation rate as low as the United States does now--despite the recent run-up in fuel prices--and given the roughly half-percentage-point upward bias in our inflation measures, then we need to be aware of the risk to inflation in both directions.
At this stage of the game, it would seem that the only hope for the future of Canada lies with those few Catholics whose integrity compels them to educate themselves and their own children in the fullness of Christian revelation as taught by the Magisterium (i.e., the body of bishops "together with its Head, the Roman Pontiff, and never without this Head." Lumen gentium, No.
"It has not come to our attention at this stage of the game. People really don't come in and start talking a out these things immediately."
"We think this is positive progress, and we're very pleased to be at this stage of the game," says Martha A.
Few lenders at this stage of the game are naive enough to believe that their status as secured creditors automatically gives them the winning hand, any more than a developer in a debtor-friendly jurisdiction is entitled to believe that a trip to bankruptcy court is necessarily the answer for him or her.