• synonyms

A game

or A-game, a-game


noun Informal.

a person’s best effort, abilities, or achievement: The candidate brought her A game to the debate.


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Origin of A game

in reference to a sports contest, with the letter A indicating peak performance Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for a game

  • Some have suggested Letterman needed Leno as competition to bring his A-game night after night.

    Yes, Stephen Colbert Will Be Great as Host of CBS’s ‘Late Night’|Pete Dominick|April 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
  • Working with a guy like Željko is like playing basketball with an NBA star—you have to bring your A-game.

    A Heroes Star's Secret Identity|Kara Cutruzzula|February 16, 2009|DAILY BEAST