A-game

A-game

 (ā′gām′)
n.
The best performance a competitor is capable of in a sports contest: We'll have to bring our A-game to defeat the league champions.

[From the use of the letter A to indicate the best.]
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Everyone agrees that all the actors brought their A-Game.
You have to A-game. sprinting is you realise athletes It's been 12 years since anyone won the men's sprint double at the British Championships.
Rangers v Hibernian Ibrox, tomorrow, 3pm BY GAVIN BERRY STEVEN GERRARD insists new, mature Alfredo Morelos is unplayable when he produces his A-game.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 6 (ANI): A day after Dale Steyn bid adieu to Test cricket, Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday said South Africa fast bowler always challenged batsmen to bring their A-game to the ground.
He will have to bring his A-game with several fancied runners making the final, but he can lead off the second bend and stay one step ahead.
FORMER World Cup-winning captain Steve Waugh has warned England they will need to bring their A-game to Lord's if they are to win the competition for the first time.
Lady Troopers bring 'A-game' vs BanKo Perlas !-- -- (Philstar.com) - June 30, 2019 - 12:24pm SAN JUAN, Philippines The Pacifictown Army Lady Troopers secured the third spot in the Philippine Volleyball League Reinforced Conference semifinals after a dominant three-set win against fourth-seeded BanKo Perlas Spikers, Saturday.
Meanwhile, Pacifictown-Army brought out its A-game to make the semifinals along with Creamline.
Coming off a 25-19, 25-18, 25-23 triumph over BaliPure on Wednesday, Creamline skipper Alyssa Valdez said they need to bring their A-game as they haven't won an out-of-town match against BanKo-Perlas in the previous conferences.
DEFENSIVE ace Axel Tuanzebe is backing Villa to take their 'A-game' into the Championship play-offs as he declared: "No-one wants to let this team down."
"Lionel Messi brought his A-game tonight, he's one of the best in the world," Lingard told BT Sport.
From SheheryarMunawar to AmnaIlyas, from Osman Khalid Butt to Ayesha Omar, the Pakistani squad had their A-Game on last night.