Definition of game, set, and match in English:

game, set, and match


  • Used to indicate a decisive victory.

    ‘the trade unions have won—game, set, and match to the workers’
    • ‘Ruthless in their search for more scores, their fourth goal by Mattie Kiely in the 49th minute made it the case of game, set, and match for his side.’
    • ‘Game, set, and match for a very impressive Lismore.’
    • ‘Game, set, and match to Judge Pryor.’
    • ‘Game, set, and match to Sir Cecil.’
    • ‘With this one, I think it is game, set, and match.’
    • ‘Briggs scored their third goal on the three quarter hour, 3-11 to 1-6, game, set, and match to all intents and purposes.’
    • ‘For thinking people this surely is game, set, and match for genetic engineering.’
    • ‘A super strike it was too and effectively game, set, and match.’
    • ‘His brother Eoin pointed a free to leave it 3-11 to 1-3 at the interval, effectively game, set, and match at that stage for the team.’
    • ‘Whelan and Kennedy tacked on further minors, and it was to all intents and purposes game, set, and match.’
    success, triumph, conquest, win, successful outcome, positive result, favourable result, landslide, achievement, coup, game, set, and match
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