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love game

noun, Tennis.
a game in which one's opponent fails to win a point.
Origin of love game
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Drain it not to-night, lest I win a love-game, though we do not play for love!'

    The World's Desire H. Rider Haggard and Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for love-game

love game

(tennis) a game in which the loser has a score of zero
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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