early/late in the game

Definition of early/late in the game

  1. :  at an early/late time in a game or sport She scored a goal early in the game. —often used figuratively It's too late in the game to change the date of the meeting. She got into the computer industry early in the game.

Word by Word Definitions

earlyplay
  1. :  near the beginning of a period of time

    :  near the beginning of a course, process, or series

    :  before the usual or expected time

  1. :  of, relating to, or occurring near the beginning of a period of time, a development, or a series

    :  distant in past time

    :  primitive

lateplay
  1. :  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

  1. :  after the usual or proper time

    :  at or to an advanced point of time

    :  not long ago :  recently

gameplay
  1. :  activity engaged in for diversion or amusement :  play

    :  the equipment for a game

    :  often derisive or mocking jesting :  fun, sport

  1. :  to play for a stake

    :  to lose or squander by gambling

    :  to take dishonest advantage of :  cheat

  1. :  having or showing a resolute unyielding spirit

    :  willing or ready to proceed

    :  of or relating to game

  1. :  lame


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