on the game

idiom

British, informal
: working as a prostitute
She always had a lot of money, but I didn't know she was on the game.

Examples of on the game in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For Clay, there are regular reminders of his older son’s impact on the game. Meghan Montemurro, Chicago Tribune, 16 June 2024 Knicks center Precious Achiuwa rejected Rockets star Jalen Green’s attempt at a go-ahead layup with 1.1 seconds left on the game clock, and the ball careened well beyond the three-point line to Houston’s Aaron Holiday, who vaulted a three towards the rim as the game clock expired. Kristian Winfield, New York Daily News, 14 June 2024 For Bean, even just being on the game show was a childhood dream come true. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 10 June 2024 Sure, presidents have taken charge with executive action, and states are increasingly trying to get in on the game. Matt Collette, Vox, 6 June 2024 Ikea will hold virtual interviews June 14 through June 18 and new hires will be paid for their time on the game. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 4 June 2024 Caitlin Clark is not just a record-setting athlete, but a cultural icon who has had a profound impact on the game. Natasha Dye, Peoplemag, 21 May 2024 In addition to the two classic projects, The Notorious B.I.G. also left an impression on the game with several amazing verses on both his own body of work, and his collaborators as well. Okla Jones, Essence, 21 May 2024 Green’s high basketball IQ and impact on the game stood out. Jacob Steinberg, Baltimore Sun, 10 Apr. 2024

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“On the game.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20game. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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