A Game Plan

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Have you ever heard this American English phrase?

What's the game plan?

This expression is very common in American English. But it does not have anything to do with playing a game. It's a way to ask for information.

A: So what's the game plan? What are we doing tonight?
B: We're not sure yet. What do yo want to do?

When you say, "What's the game plan?" it's another way to ask someone for the details of a plan. It's the strategy for accomplishing something.

In sports, a game plan is a set of instructions for the players to follow, so they can win the game. Outside of sports, it could be a plan for going to dinner, seeing a play or even watching a game.

And that's English in a Minute.