game plan

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From the strategies used in sports.

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game plan (plural game plans)

  1. (idiomatic) Any strategy devised to reach a given objective.
    So what is the game plan? We need to get everyone out of this alive, and I am clueless.
    • 2021 March 28, Phil McNulty, “Albania 0-2 England”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Southgate's decision to select two defensively-minded midfield men once more in Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips was another strong indicator that this will be his preferred formation at the Euros this summer.
      It is a game plan which has looked stodgy on occasions, particularly in two Uefa Nations League games against Denmark, a goalless draw in Copenhagen and a defeat at Wembley, and leaves Southgate open to accusations of over-caution.

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