name of the game

noun phrase

Definition of name of the game

1 : the essential quality or matter patience is the name of the game in coastal duck hunting— Dick Beals
2 : the fundamental goal of an activity

First Known Use of name of the game

1910, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Name of the game.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/name%20of%20the%20game. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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