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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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After an interrupted preparation the real Time For Rupert did not turn up for the RSA Chase, in which he was never travelling and only his gameness took him into fifth.
Futural's greatest attribute is probably his gameness.
A rather well-paid fun-loving scally, it's true, whose gameness for a laugh was never better demonstrated than when, fresh from revealing his support for the Liverpool dockers, he promptly asked for a pounds 45,000-per-week wage packet.
Despite his brilliance and gameness on the racecourse, Master Oats has always been a delicate horse to train.
Having edged past Lanfranco to lead over two furlongs out, she had no reserves of speed left and kept going on sheer gameness.
Brown has gained a host of admirers on the tour with his gameness, but the German-born Jamaican is one of the lesser lights in the world's top 100.
We saw him in a different light at Ascot, where he gave a career-best display, adding gameness to the list of his acknowledged attributes.
He ranked only third in the betting, which was headed by the big, burly My Swallow, already a three-time winner from as many starts, and at the end of a stirring contest in which both principals showed tremendous gameness, Mill Reef had to give best to the favourite by a short head.
Molly Round was another to show gameness in abundance when fighting off Arctic Flow under Sam Waley-Cohen for a twoand-three-quarter length success in the closing 2m31/2f amateur riders' handicap hurdle.
Cuevas lacks nothing when it comes to gameness and willingness to battle but the Uruguayan almost certainly lacks the class needed to keep tabs on Ferrero, who occupied the world No.
Ethiopia was gameness personified in resisting the determined Oamaru Stone in the novice handicap chase.
Royal Ascot's Windsor Forest Stakes and the Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh are two possible targets for Strawberrydaiquiri, about whom Stoute said: "She got tired up the hill, but her gameness saw her through.