game plan


: a strategy for achieving an objective
game-plan 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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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of game plan was in 1941

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“Game plan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition

game plan

: a strategy for achieving an end : game sense 2a
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