game plan


Definition of game plan 

: a strategy for achieving an objective

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game-plan \ˈgām-​ˌplan \ intransitive verb

Examples of game plan in a Sentence

The governor is developing a game plan to lure businesses to the region. what's our game plan for touring the city?

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Don’t look for Europe to follow that game plan if the ECB has its way. Brian Blackstone, WSJ, "ECB Takeaways: End of Stimulus Approaches, but Caution Remains," 13 Sep. 2018 Is there anything particular to New York that requires a change in your game plan? Corey Seymour, Vogue, "How to Prepare for the U.S. Open? Let’s Ask a Pro," 27 Aug. 2018 Head coach Alan Koch: 8 – The game plan was carried out effectively and Cincinnati has three four-goal league matches at Nippert Stadium this season, despite only having seven opportunities. Patrick Brennan And Charlie Hatch,, "Player ratings for FC Cincinnati's 4-0 win against Richmond," 18 June 2018 There is still no game plan for how the dialogue might continue, or who would serve as interlocutors for the administration. Jamie Tarabay, CNN, "Tillerson's dismissal rattles foreign nerves ahead of North Korea summit," 14 Mar. 2018 The game plan on these pages cuts out the chaos and leaves you extra time to actually savor a few moments for yourself, because, as our pros noted, better mornings incorporate more pleasure, not more work. Redbook, "How to Streamline Your Weekday Mornings, Start to Finish," 5 Sep. 2012 That’s raising questions about the viability of the American game plan for ending a war that began when some of the current U.S. troops were in diapers. Robert Burns, The Seattle Times, "Assaults by Taliban raise questions about US plan for peace," 13 Aug. 2018 The game plan Cincinnati trudged through a 2-0 win over Ottawa Fury FC last Saturday at Nippert. Charlie Hatch,, "Scouting report: Nashville City vs. FC Cincinnati at Nissan Stadium," 6 July 2018 Gholston was immediately smitten with the weather and the game plan the coaching staff laid out for him. Mike Hutton, Post-Tribune, "Marcus Gholston and Valparaiso hitters do not intend to play small ball," 30 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of game plan

1941, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of game plan

: a plan for playing a game (such as American football or soccer)

: a plan for doing or achieving something

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