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【明報專訊】◆Numbers game

A numbers game refers to a situation in which the most crucial factor is the amount or the count.

e.g. Dating is not a numbers game!

◆Mug's game

A mug's game refers to a profitless or useless activity.

e.g. Eason finally realises gambling is nothing but a mug's game!


Endgame refers to the last stage of a deal or process.

e.g. An endgame can never be reached between the two countries unless they initiate a negotiation.


crucial (adj) 決定性的

profitless (adj) 無利益的

initiate (v) 發起

negotiation (n)談判

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