Definition of game plan in US English:

game plan

noun

  • A strategy worked out in advance, especially in sports, politics, or business.

    • ‘He's the kind of coach who works endless hours to prepare game plans for a quarterback-friendly system that turns signal-callers into stars.’
    • ‘Offenses can't run up the middle on them, and many teams take plays out of their game plans when facing defenses that feature these players.’
    • ‘They outline a game plan that has the players arranged like pieces on a chess board.’
    • ‘He takes great delight in preparing a game plan and watching his players execute it.’
    • ‘The Colts' system also discourages opponents from devising risky game plans.’
    • ‘The coordinator calls plays, puts in game plans and works with one side of the ball.’
    • ‘Everything revolves around the defensive game plans he concocts and his ability to keep the team on the same page during tough times.’
    • ‘He treats veterans with great respect, allowing them to take it easy in training camp and seeking out their opinions on everything from game plans to league issues.’
    • ‘I think, perhaps, a lot more thought goes into the planning of your own game plans and looking at the opposition than ever before.’
    • ‘We've noticed some particular weaknesses in the game plan we tried playing to last year.’
    • ‘Therefore players should organize practices, compose game plans using central planning sessions, and change training camp to re-education camp for coaches and owners.’
    • ‘Faxes provide an aerial view of a play soon after it is completed, giving coaches timely information that helps them adjust game plans and schemes.’
    • ‘He can be a head coach or an assistant whose masterful handling of his players and creation of game plans make a huge difference in a team's fortunes.’
    • ‘The scenario didn't allow Georgia coaches to finalize game plans.’
    • ‘Their emphasis has been on tactical and strategic game plans, talent-spotting at neighbouring schools and then offering them bursaries to play for their schools.’
    • ‘He wanted to build a team, compose game plans, strategize during contests, and celebrate victories and maybe even championships.’
    • ‘With these basics out of the way, we can start to build a game plan and talk about strategy.’
    • ‘He moves with authority through Maryland's offense, but now defensive game plans will be geared to stop him.’
    • ‘Before this season, the Seahawks' defensive game plans were much more ambitious.’
    • ‘If the players find their game plans overwhelming, imagine what opponents think.’
    scheme, plan of action, idea, master plan, proposal, proposition, ploy, suggestion, project, programme, system, method, procedure, strategy, stratagem, formula, recipe, scenario, arrangement, schedule, agenda
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Pronunciation

game plan

/ˈɡeɪm ˌplæn//ˈɡām ˌplan/