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English definition of “gambit”

gambit

noun [C] (REMARK)    /ˈɡæm.bɪt/
a remark that you make to someone in order to start a conversation: "I hear you're a friend of Jamie's" was her opening gambit.Informal talking and conversation
(Definition of gambit noun (REMARK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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