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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!

your/somebody’s (little) ˈgame

(informal) your/somebody’s trick, plan or intention: So that’s your little game — getting me moved to a different office and then doing my job for me.
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game

mod. willing to do something. Is anybody game for some pizza?
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"We, as a club, work hard on our recruitment policy and like to see certain facets in someone's game that we know are good foundation elements for us, and we saw those in Tom.
Hoping their inside knowledge can give them a head start on countering Gopperth, the skipper said: "It is useful when you know someone's game as well as we do with Jimmy's, although, having said that, it is a few years since he left here.
LIBRA September 24 - October 23 You thought you were in trouble for something you didn't do, but you'll soon see you were just a pawn in someone's game. Don't be emotionally blackmailed.
He explains how making small tweaks can make a huge difference to someone's game, "and it's such a confidence booster, it means people want to keep playing".
He said making small tweaks can make a huge difference to someone's game "and it's such a confidence booster, it means people want to keep playing".
"I look at every aspect of someone's game from posture to equipment and work with absolute beginners to professionals," he said.
He spots details in someone's game that other people miss.
I enjoy the challenge of taking someone's game, or swing, and giving them something to smile about when they drive away from the complex.
You've worked out what a certain someone's game is.
'That kind of thing can have a positive effect on someone's game, although, like I say, everyone is different.
"When you know someone's game a lot better, you know when they are going to squeeze up and when they are going to go in tight on someone so you can get around and cover them.
"At the very top level, adding two or three per cent to someone's game can make all the difference," says Rush, more chatty and at ease doing interviews than when scoring a club record 362 goals for Liverpool.
"That's why it gets the attention it does and I think it will be close again, coming down to someone's game on Sunday.
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