a numbers game Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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a numbers game

a ​situation in which the most ​importantfactor is how many of a ​particular thing there are, ​especially when you ​disapprove of this: To me, ​business is more than just a ​numbersgame.
(Definition of a numbers game from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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