Meaning of “ballgame” in the English Dictionary

"ballgame" in British English

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ballgamenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbɔːl.ɡeɪm/ us /ˈbɑːl.ɡeɪm/ mainly US

(Definition of “ballgame” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ballgame" in American English

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ballgamenoun [ C ]

us /ˈbɔlˌɡeɪm/

ballgame noun [ C ] (SPORTS EVENT)

ballgame noun [ C ] (CONDITIONS)

a set of conditions that control how something can be done:

Working for a large corporation was one thing, but now that we’re in business for ourselves, it’s a whole new ballgame.

(Definition of “ballgame” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)