the name of the game

noun phrase

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

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“The name of the game.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20name%20of%20the%20game. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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