Definition of the only game in town in English:

the only game in town

phrase

informal
  • The only thing worth concerning oneself with.

    ‘right now, the date with Babs looked as if it was the only game in town’
    • ‘I think they took the attitude that they were the only game in town and you had to play by their rules.’
    • ‘Since coming to power, he has relied on the media to present him as a great and popular leader, and to proclaim his anti-welfare measures and pro-business politics as the only game in town.’
    • ‘But if yours is one of the 100 million homes in Europe to which MTV is distributed today, you will know that it is no longer the only game in town.’
    • ‘Obviously it's easier to make money when you are the only game in town.’
    • ‘Where television is concerned, comedy seems to be the only game in town.’
    • ‘Drumheads made of animal skins were the only game in town from cave-man times until the 1950s, when synthetic drumheads were first introduced.’
    • ‘Broadcasting was the only game in town for distributing electronic media to large audiences - no Internet, no cable, no satellites, home video or DVDs.’
    • ‘This has happened already, where farmers' markets, once the only game in town, now face competition from better farmers' markets and shops.’
    • ‘In a sense it more or less constitutes, as far as public sphere activity is concerned, the only game in town.’
    • ‘In many communities, small businesses are the only game in town.’