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the name of the game

the ​mainpurpose of an ​activity: In ​professionalsports, ​winning is the name of the ​game.
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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.
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