opening gambit

Definition of opening gambit

:a first move
  • Their opening gambit in the negotiations was to demand a wage hike.

Word by Word Definitions

opening play
  1. : an act or instance of making or becoming open

  2. : an act or instance of beginning : commencement

  3. : something that is open: such as

gambit play
  1. : a chess opening in which a player risks one or more pawns or a minor piece to gain an advantage in position

  2. : a remark intended to start a conversation or make a telling point

  3. : topic


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