name of the game


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name of the game

n. Slang
The essential part or quality necessary for the success of an enterprise or the fulfillment of a goal: "The name of the game was to get the story" (David Fitzpatrick).

name′ of the game′


n.
Informal.
the essential element, consideration, or ultimate purpose; key: Profit is the name of the game in business.
[1965–70]
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Critique: A dark thriller about pursuing wealth through cold-blooded, criminal cynicism, The Name of the Game is a Kidnapping keeps the reader hooked from first page to last.
IKECHI ANYA says going for goals will be the name of the game against Gibraltar on Sunday - but insists patience could be the key to success.
If you are a striker, you know what the name of the game is," said Moyes.
Jeffries starred in several Westerns in the late 1930s and made appearances on TV series such as ``The Name of the Game,'' ``The Virginian'' and ``Hawaii Five-O.
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In good economic times as well as bad the name of the game is attracting and retaining top talent.
Service is the name of the game today," says Leslie Kaminoff, chief executive officer of the AKAM Family of Real Estate Service Companies, "and we're a company that's all about enhancing the quality of life and value within residential communities.
It's no secret that networking is the name of the game when it comes to succeeding in the workplace.
By recognizing that "exposure is the name of the game," said Phyllis Bernstein, director of personal financial planning at the AICPA's Center for Investment Advisory Services.
Rather than the relaxation or the excitements and finalities usually associated with a bed, waiting seems to be the name of the game, as well as a sort of arrested entropy - holding up things that want to sag.
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