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"the name of the game" in British English

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the name of the game

informal the most ​importantpart of an ​activity, or the ​quality that you most need for that ​activity: People say that in ​politics the name of the ​game is making the ​rightfriends.
(Definition of the name of the game from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"the name of the game" in American English

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the name of the game

the ​mainpurpose of an ​activity: In ​professionalsports, ​winning is the name of the ​game.
(Definition of the name of the game from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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