game plan


Definition of game plan

: a strategy for achieving an objective

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Other Words from game plan

game-plan \ ˈgām-​ˌplan How to pronounce game-plan (audio) \ 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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As interim coach of the Maryland football team, Canada is not just putting in a game plan for Saturday’s opener against No. David Ginsburg, The Seattle Times, "Maryland interim coach Canada juggles many tasks in new role," 28 Aug. 2018 After a mound visit to game plan for George Springer, Ramos reached out to receive Romo's best pitch, a slider. Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle, "Alex Bregman’s walk-off double gives Astros 12th straight win," 19 June 2018 When teams have time to game plan for one opponent in the postseason, as opposed to facing four different ones in a week, taking away options becomes easier. J. Michael, Indianapolis Star, "Pacers' Pritchard knows some players are better fits for regular season over NBA playoffs," 11 May 2018 Buffalo is lot better than anyone thought, and their coach, Nate Oats, had a brilliant defensive game plan for Arizona. Joe Sullivan,, "A preview of Saturday’s NCAA Tournament games," 16 Mar. 2018 But another player for defenses to worry about, to have to game plan for? Bill Landis,, "Ohio State basketball daily nuggets: Kaleb Wesson key to an NCAA Tournament run?," 10 Mar. 2018 But that run of second-round interior lineman didn't change the Bengals' game plan in the second round. Jim Owczarski,, "Cincinnati Bengals Xtra: Truth behind Lamar Jackson, Mason Rudolph and NFL Draft rumors," 30 Apr. 2018 If the White House doesn't have a game plan to execute or Trump can't or won't execute it, that could pose major problems. Aaron Blake, Washington Post, "The Nikki Haley mess, and what it says about the Trump-Kim Jong Un summit," 18 Apr. 2018 That doesn’t mean Gentry is hoping for a 17th season of trying to game plan for Ginobili. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, "Ginobili hasn’t ruled out playing again in 2018-19," 11 Apr. 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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