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name of the game

noun, Informal.
1.
the essential element, consideration, or ultimate purpose; key:
Profit is the name of the game in business.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
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Examples for name of the game
  • The name of the game is strengthening what you're good at, and compensating for your weaknesses.
  • When it came to products, incremental improvements were the name of the game this year.
  • Whether through mergers, ever-closer alliances or code shares, the name of the game for the big carriers is consolidation.
  • The survival of the fittest is the name of the game in this ever-changing and globalizing world.
  • Superficial posturing and fantasizing are the name of the game during this stage.
  • Camouflage is the name of the game when your carry-on is worth millions.
  • Improving government service and reducing the cost of operations is the name of the game today.

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