the name of the game

noun phrase

: the basic goal or purpose of an activity
When all is said and done, in business, profit is the name of the game.

Examples of the name of the game in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Every smart home owner’s nightmare is being stuck with a bunch of gadgets that don’t work with each other, which is why interoperability is the name of the game these days. Amrita Khalid, The Verge, 31 Aug. 2023 Experiences and Amenities At White Elephant, relaxation is the name of the game. Liz Cantrell, Travel + Leisure, 31 Aug. 2023 Slow and deliberate was the name of the game for St. Edward coming out of halftime against Maryland’s Our Lady of Good Counsel on Sunday at Lakewood Stadium. cleveland, 27 Aug. 2023 Getting close to the actual price was the name of the game. Christopher Watson, ABC News, 26 Aug. 2023 Interior, Comfort, and Cargo Simplicity is the name of the game inside the Rio, and that's not a slight. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, 23 Aug. 2023 Given that a typical jetliner might fly 3,000 hours annually, improving fuel efficiency and lowering operating costs are the name of the game in commercial jet travel. Popular Mechanics, 27 July 2023 Oversharing has been the name of the game in Hollywood for years now in an attempt to get as many eyeballs on a TV show or bodies in a theater as possible, but the approach to Barbie has been completely different. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, 13 July 2023 For travel, compactness and efficiency is always the name of the game — and this simple-but-smart sunglasses case checks those boxes nicely. Alesandra Dubin, Travel + Leisure, 11 July 2023 See More

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“The name of the game.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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