Idioms about game
- to die after a brave struggle.
- to remain steadfast or in good spirits at the moment of defeat: He knew that as a candidate he didn't have a chance in the world, but he campaigned anyway and died game.
- Sports. playing badly: You can tell the pitcher's off his game—he's walked three batters in a row.
- not performing as well as usual: The showrunner and her writers are off their game, and episodes this season drag on without the humor and lightness fans had come to expect.
- Sports. playing well: You need to recruit experienced players who will be on their game coming straight off the bench.
- performing well, or as well as usual: She’s been noticeably sharper and really on her game since she came back from vacation.
- to act or play in accordance with the rules.
- to act honorably or justly: We naively assumed that our allies would continue to play the game.
Origin of game1
synonym study for game
OTHER WORDS FROM gamegame·less, adjectivegame·like, adjectivegame·ness, nounun·game·like, adjective
Other definitions for game (2 of 2)
Origin of game2
How to use game in a sentence
Winston had 33 touchdown passes and 30 interceptions in 2019, with three games of at least 400 yards passing but also five games with at least three interceptions.Taysom Hill, not Jameis Winston, reportedly will replace Drew Brees for the Saints|Matt Bonesteel|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Fellow games critic Brad Gallaway, who recommended it to me, then called it “the fruition of a dream three generations old.”‘Demon’s Souls’ review: The ideal PlayStation 5 launch game|Gene Park|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
We’ve just got to put everything together to win these games.’Virginia football down another starter as it seeks to climb back to .500|Gene Wang|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Former players fill in-game analyst roles across the television networks.Inside Aqib Talib’s ‘raw’ but ‘real’ NFL announcing debut|Les Carpenter|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
English-language video games and American TV shows such as “Drake & Josh” and “iCarly” were his go-to extracurriculars.How did Deni Avdija catch the eye of Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard? It started with his name.|Ava Wallace|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
It establishes a system of laws to be followed, not a system of rules to be gamed.Justice Ginsburg Shouldn’t Quit Just Yet|Kevin Bleyer|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A shadow of doubt could tempt Israel to launch a war against Iran—it has gamed out that possibility many times.Obama’s Weasel Words on Syria|Christopher Dickey|September 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It requires that likely answers be anticipated, that elaborate “if/then” scenarios be war-gamed.David Frost and the Art of the Interview|David Frum|September 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Maybe a price list for the top 10 services over the last year, but I think it could be easily gamed with loss leaders.Ask the Blogger: Can Transparent Health Care Prices Make Me Better Off?|Megan McArdle|October 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Low turnout, closed partisan primaries can be gamed by special interests—parties are not the purpose of our democracy.A System That Rewards the Extremes|John Avlon|September 15, 2010|DAILY BEAST
What I would know is, what are the calumnies that accuse me of having gamed?The Heir of Redclyffe|Charlotte M. Yonge
Sailors gamed there, and other traders, and half a dozen younger sons of broken gentlemen.Audrey|Mary Johnston
He had gamed, had felt the want of money; and money was no longer indifferent to him.Self-control|Mary Brunton
When I gamed with flies, or played chess with myself, or talked with my knuckles, I partially forgot.The Jacket (The Star-Rover)|Jack London
Full of dumb pain we pleasured our centuries with anticipation; we watched as we gamed away the hours.Melomaniacs|James Huneker
British Dictionary definitions for game (1 of 2)
- wild animals, including birds and fish, hunted for sport, food, or profit
- (as modifier)game laws
Derived forms of gamegamelike, adjective
Word Origin for game
British Dictionary definitions for game (2 of 2)
Word Origin for game
Other Idioms and Phrases with game
In addition to the idioms beginning with game
- game is not worth the candle, the
- game is up, the
- game that two can play, that's a
- ahead of the game
- at this stage (of the game)
- badger game
- beat someone at his or her own game
- call someone's bluff (game)
- confidence game
- end game
- fair game
- fun and games
give away (the game)losing battle (game)name of the gameonly game in townplay a waiting gameplay gamesplay the gamewaiting gamewhole new ball game.