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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Now is the time to check your emergency supplies and get a game plan for your family and pets. Time, "After Intense Flooding, Louisiana Prepares for a Potential Hurricane. Here's What You Need to Know," 10 July 2019 Before you jump online and start drooling over wraparound porches, come up with a game plan. Andra Chantim, Good Housekeeping, "This Is the Best Time to Buy a House, According to Experts," 1 July 2019 Tweet of the day The Lid: Speak quickly and carry a big stick Don't miss the pod from yesterday, when Alex Seitz-Wald outlined a game plan for how candidates can make the most of their time on the crowded debate stage. NBC News, "What to watch for at tonight's second debate," 27 June 2019 But, of course, such a game plan is exactly what Trump lacks. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, "Trump Is Trapped by His Own Incoherent Iran Policy," 21 June 2019 The game plan The answer is not exactly straightforward, believe experts. Nupur Anand, Quartz India, "What are the options for an Indian investor if bitcoin is completely banned?," 21 June 2019 Now that Griffin knows Anthony Davis is unlikely to be part of the Pelicans’ future, the game plan has crystalized. Jeff Duncan,, "Pelicans have the right man in charge to execute Plan Z," 8 June 2019 Follow the same game plan for any zits that pop up on the upper chest as well. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Say "See Ya Bye" to Body Acne with These Helpful Tips," 21 Mar. 2017 Instead, Penn State’s coaching staff found other ways to work the 6-foot-5, 230-pounder into the game plan while McSorley’s career unfolded. Travis Johnson, The Seattle Times, "Penn State QB competition on hold as Stevens gets healthy," 13 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of game plan

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of game plan was in 1941

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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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