A game


one's A game
: one's highest level of play or performance
If we don't bring our A game with us, we don't have a chance.Tom Kelly, quoted in New York Times, 14 Aug. 2001
… let me tell you something: I can still pitch. I might not have my A game every night, but like I tell the young guys, you've got to go and win when things don't feel just right.Roger Clemens, quoted in Sports Illustrated, 31 Mar. 1997

Word History

First Known Use

1993, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of A game was in 1993

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“A game.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/A%20game. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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