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long game

the aspect of golf considered in relation to the ability of a player to hit shots, especially drives, for distance.
Compare short game (def 1).
a card game in which all cards in the pack are dealt before play.
Compare short game (def 2). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • He did not know that Rob, while a splendid pitcher, was not to be relied on through a long game as was Merritt.

  • Square-Peg and I restrained our enthusiasm by a long game of chess.

    The Secrets of a Kuttite Edward O. Mousley
  • He continued to mulct them every day, and his reign was a long game of forfeits, in which the barons were always the sufferers.

    The Comic History Of England Gilbert Abbott A'Beckett
  • During that long game on the lawn her feelings had been very bitter.

    The Duke's Children Anthony Trollope
  • So fell the first of these fortresses, which were the counters in that long game played on the chess-board of a continent.

    Old Quebec Sir Gilbert Parker and Claude Glennon Bryan

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