game plan

noun

Definition of game plan

: a strategy for achieving an objective

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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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On defense, Louisville has to have a clear game plan and stick to it. Jake Lourim, The Courier-Journal, "How Louisville football can (and can't) beat Kentucky again," 13 July 2018 Given the heightened industry criticism of the organization’s slowness in making progressive change, some will contend that the pending announcement as well as the group’s initial game plan should have been announced by now. Gail Mitchell, Billboard, "Chapter & Verse: Why Recording Academy Trustees & Staff Are Standing by Their Leader Neil Portnow," 13 Feb. 2018 Given the heightened industry criticism of the organization’s slowness in making progressive change, some will contend that the pending announcement as well as the group’s initial game plan should have been announced by now. Gail Mitchell, The Hollywood Reporter, "Why Recording Academy Trustees and Staff Are Standing by Neil Portnow," 13 Feb. 2018 Brimfield is a month away, the Brooklyn Flea has returned to its outdoor venue, and for those that run year-round, like Les Puces de Paris Saint-Ouen, warmer weather means bigger crowds, fierce competition, and the need for a game plan. Laura Fenton, ELLE Decor, "It's in the Bag," 12 Apr. 2011 The game has changed for everybody, and the new game plan is no secret. Joshua Levine, WSJ, "Saks Doubles Down on Department Stores With New Restaurant in New York City," 15 Jan. 2019 For the Jackets, the game plan is simple: keep capitalizing on mistakes and ride Sergei Bobrovsky’s hot hand in the crease. Michael Blinn, SI.com, "Stanley Cup Playoffs Roundup: Avalanche Use Quick Start to Topple Predators in Game 3 Win," 17 Apr. 2018 Stephanie was about six months pregnant, so there was ample time to come up with a game plan. USA TODAY, "Photos capture newborn's miraculous time on Earth," 2 May 2018 Here are some tips for keeping that grocery bill low: Plan Come up with a game plan for your grocery trip by looking through coupons and store circulars. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Here's how you can eat healthy on a budget," 28 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of game plan

1941, in the meaning defined above

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game plan

noun

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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