from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Sports The strategy devised before or used during an event.
  • n. A strategy for reaching an objective: "Harvey decided the best game plan was to stay loose” ( Cyra McFadden).

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  • n. Any strategy devised to reach a given objective.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A plan for achieving an objective (especially in some sport).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (figurative) a carefully thought out strategy for achieving an objective in war or politics or business or personal affairs
  • n. (sports) a plan for achieving an objective in some sport


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  • Still, most people looking to get into the microdistilling game plan on supporting themselves with the sale of white, unaged spirits while their whiskey ages, and in many cases it works.


  • Dr. Alicia Turnbull has been working with us on a game plan that we're going to implement today.

    Futures Imperfect

  • My day’s game plan is obstructed by the vision of Team Jamal & Bex standing in front of the bookstore as I approach it.

    You Know Where to Find Me

  • After leadoff batter Chone Figgins walked on five straight fastballs, Burnett, continuing to follow his game plan of throwing strikes early in the count, served another fastball to Bobby Abreu, who promptly drilled a bullet to deep right-center.

    One Season


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