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(one's) game

One's agenda, plan, or ulterior motive. I can't figure out why Janet is suddenly volunteering for the position she said she would never do. What's her game? Ah, so that's their game: buy up all the competition and then raise prices however high they want.
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game

1. adjective Interested in something. I'm busy right now, but Abby might be game to go to the mall with you.
2. noun, slang Exceptional skill at a particular activity, usually a sport. Dude's got game. I just saw him dribble out of a triple team.
3. noun, slang The ability to successfully flirt with and seduce prospective sexual partners. That scrawny guy must have some serious game if he's taking that hot chick home with him!

game

mod. willing to do something. Is anybody game for some pizza?
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