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opening gambit

Fig. an opening movement, tactic, or statement which is made to secure a position that is to one's advantage. The rebel army's opening gambit was to bomb the city's business district. The prosecution's opening gambit was to call a witness who linked the defendant to the scene of the crime.
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In learning chess from Stevens in "Knight's Gambit," Mallison diligently employs "the orthodox opening which his uncle insisted on" (191), and Stevens's initial courtship of Melisandre Backus also follows this Modern policy, eschewing any intimation of the Hypermodern Knight's Gambit: his inflexible approach displays little of the dynamic character associated with Knightly vaulting.
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