Definition of opening gambit in English:
An introductory remark or stratagem, especially one designed to make social contact or secure one’s own position.
- We exchanged the usual opening gambits of conversation and I ventured that she looked as if she had been working in her garden.
- Traditionally, courts have preferred to view an advertisement as an opening gambit in future negotiations for two reasons.
- A long term critic of the practical working of the Belfast Agreement, he outlines what the opening gambit of unionist negotiators should be.
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