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game on

Definition of game on in English:

1A signal for play to begin in a game or match.
Example sentences
  • We were a bit disappointed, but we put in the waiting time anyway and hung onto the barriers with the thousands of others until we heard the heart-stopping sounds of the canons which signaled 'Game On'!
1.1British informal Said when one feels that a situation is about to develop in one’s favour: She soon invited me back to her place. Game on!
More example sentences
  • If the noise then was loud, it was even louder just before half time when he leathered the ball past the Croat keeper and it was truly game on.
  • At which point, it was very much game on with both back rows utterly committed to winning the struggle at the breakdown.
  • He pulled another one back on the hour when the big centre half thumped home a free kick and suddenly it was game on.
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