English version

be a game

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe a gamebe a gamePRETENDto be something that you do to enjoy yourself rather than for a serious purpose 🔊 It’s just a game to them. They don’t care what happens. game
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be a gameBallesteros's game was in trouble.But golf is a game of momentum.College football is as much a beauty contest as it is a game.Perhaps a bit miscast, and with a penchant for too many double-takes, Perry none the less is game.Before, every time there was games they would kick her and everything.There were games with a prize for everyone.This was a game she couldn't win.It used to be a game, and Jeff loved it.
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