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ball game

see definition of ball game
  • nounhow things stand
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Synonyms for ball game

noun how things stand
  • big picture
  • full particulars
  • ins and outs
  • lay of the land
  • the score
  • whole picture

More words related to ball game

meat and potatoes

noun. fundamental parts
  • ball game
  • basis
  • bottom line
  • essence
  • gist
  • gravamen
  • guts
  • name of the game
  • nitty-gritty
  • nuts and bolts
  • score
  • substance
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