Definition of make a game of it in US English:

make a game of it

phrase

  • Make a contest more closely competitive.

    • ‘A missed conversion made the score 14-5, and Aberdeen appeared keen to make a game of it.’
    • ‘You have to question the spirit of a side that makes a game of it in the first twenty minutes, despite conceding a soft goal at the start, and then falls apart.’
    • ‘Berwick Rangers kept themselves in fourth place with a 2-1 triumph over rock-bottom Albion Rovers, who at least should be praised for making a game of it.’
    • ‘The Carlow side tried hard to make a game of it and they tried to make things happen with their wing play.’
    • ‘They'll be happy to come to Tolka Park for a draw, so it's up to us to make a game of it and knock in a couple of goals.’