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?
Recent Examples on the Web Bush and Walker are responsible for handling the communication with pitchers about the game plan, while Varitek will work chiefly with the catchers to discuss both the plan for individual hitters and adjustments necessitated by what’s happening., "What exactly does Jason Varitek do as the Red Sox ‘game planning coordinator’?," 18 Mar. 2021 The Time’s Up Foundation issued a statement in response to the organization’s new game plan expressing skepticism that the HFPA will fix its problems and demanding more specific details, timetables and firm commitments. Time, "Golden Globes Vows Reform Amid Scrutiny on Diversity," 7 Mar. 2021 The Time's Up Foundation issued a statement in response to the organization's new game plan expressing skepticism that the HFPA will fix its problems and demanding more specific details, timetables and firm commitments. Lindsey Bahr, Star Tribune, "Golden Globes vows reform amid scrutiny on diversity," 7 Mar. 2021 There is so much joy to squeeze out of this new game plan. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Sheryl Sandberg Thanks Fiancé Tom Bernthal for Helping Her Find Love After Loss," 25 Feb. 2021 The absences of Riley and Hill left the Bruins in need of a new game plan going against Mobley, the USC freshman forward who might be the No. 1 pick in the next NBA draft. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, "UCLA will face USC without top forwards Cody Riley, Jalen Hill," 6 Feb. 2021 The transition to the new game plan has been made slightly smoother by Gerlich’s penchant for asking her players for their personal input, Johnson said. Tess Demeyer, Dallas News, "How former Texas Tech star Krista Gerlich plans to get her alma mater back on track," 24 Nov. 2020 DeWine proposed a new game plan against the coronavirus Tuesday -- calling on local leaders to create local strategies to reduce community spread. Laura Johnston, cleveland, "Are Ohio leaders not investigating the coronavirus surge cause because they fear the answer? This Week in the CLE," 28 Oct. 2020 But go in with a game plan first. Know your place in the conversation. David Oliver, USA TODAY, "Meghan McCain tried to weigh in on identity politics and fumbled. There's a right way to do it.," 25 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of game plan

1941, in the meaning defined above

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8 May 2021

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“Game plan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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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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