game plan


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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But Logan and Kendall stick to their game plan; Kendall mentions that there is one thing that could assuage any concerns over incompatible cultures, that being a $21 billion offer for the Pierces’ company. Rey Mashayekhi, Fortune, "‘Succession’ Recap, S2E4: The Gold Rush," 3 Sep. 2019 However, Yeast is confident his team has the problem under control and is ready to game plan for Sept. 2. Robert Rimpson, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville football has finally shifted its focus in practice to opener against Notre Dame," 10 Aug. 2019 His entire routine changed, showing up to the ballpark about two hours earlier to game plan for opposing hitters. Bobby Nightengale,, "Adjusting to catcher, Kyle Farmer continues to impress Cincinnati Reds behind the plate," 17 July 2019 Scheduling and the Florida High School Athletic Association pitch count policy have been among the wrinkles to game plans for area coaches this month. J.c. Carnahan,, "Field conditions postpone Timber Creek baseball region final to Wednesday," 22 May 2018 With the slate wiped clean for 16 playoff entrants, the Sixers will now face new experiences, new expectations, and more pressure, against coaches who will get a full series to game plan against them and make adjustments. Mitch Goldich,, "The Process in the Playoffs: Taking Stock of the Sam Hinkie Experiment," 12 Apr. 2018 With a balanced offense and relentless defensive approach, the Wamps are tough to game plan against. Nate Weitzer,, "After offseason of drama, Kristen McDonnell has Braintree on threshold of girls’ D1 state title," 16 Mar. 2018 In charge of executing Mullen’s game plan is a 6-foot-6, 225-pounder who 21 games into his college career finally emerged as the talent so many projected him to be during his high school days. Ross Dellenger,, "The Franks Connection: How a Brothers' Bond Aided the Breakthrough Florida's QB Needed," 20 Aug. 2019 How Barnett fits into new coordinator Brad Salem’s offensive game plan remains to be seen, starting with the Aug. 30 opener against Tulsa (7 p.m., FS1). Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State football's Julian Barnett thinks he can be a play-maker at any position," 19 Aug. 2019

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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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to make a temporary encampment

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