Definition of early/late in the game
- She scored a goal early in the game.
- It's too late in the game to change the date of the meeting.
- She got into the computer industry early in the game.
: near the beginning of a period of time
: near the beginning of a course, process, or series
: before the usual or expected time
: of, relating to, or occurring near the beginning of a period of time, a development, or a series
: distant in past time
: coming or remaining after the due, usual, or proper time
: of, relating to, or imposed because of tardiness
: of or relating to an advanced stage in point of time or development : occurring near the end of a period of time or series
: after the usual or proper time
: at or to an advanced point of time
: not long ago : recently
: activity engaged in for diversion or amusement : play
: the equipment for a game
: often derisive or mocking jesting : fun, sport
: to play for a stake
: to lose or squander by gambling
: to take dishonest advantage of : cheat
: having or showing a resolute unyielding spirit
: willing or ready to proceed
: of or relating to game
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