at this stage

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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.
See also: stage, this

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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Our boys had huge work-rate at that stage of the game.
That is what Leverkusen wanted at that stage of the game.
Their goal was a killer blow at that stage of the game.
It was rough justice for the Bulls as at that stage of the game they were having the better of the play.
By that stage of the game, he said, it's as much a test of reflexes as knowledge.
He said: "I thought their goal was definitely offside and at that stage of the game it was critical.
On his fourth move, Kasparov used a pawn to attack Deep Blue's bishop - a move that normally would be considered premature at that stage of the game.