What is (someone's) game?

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What is (someone's) game?

What is someone's agenda or ulterior motive? Why is someone doing this? I can't figure out why Janet is suddenly volunteering for the position she said she would never do. What's her game? Why are you trying to date my sister? What's your game?
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what's your (or the) game?

what's going on?; what are you up to? informal
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what’s somebody’s/your ˈgame?

(British English, spoken) used to ask why somebody is behaving as they are: Dan’s looking very nervous. Why? What’s his game?
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So what's their game? If there is any, it's a date, a job well done but it's something positive.
"What's their game?" Percy pigeon said to his mate Pete.