A Numbers Game

English translation: a play on words - reference to the name which is numbers

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English term or phrase:A Numbers Game
Selected answer:a play on words - reference to the name which is numbers
Entered by: airmailrpl

01:36 Sep 22, 2016
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English term or phrase: A Numbers Game
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What does Numbers mean and why?
Ivan Niu
China
Local time: 14:15
a play on words - reference to the name which is numbers
Explanation:
12/10...the name itself (a reference to their anniversary date, bless)

num·bers game
nounderogatory
noun: numbers game; plural noun: numbers games

the use or manipulation of statistics or figures, especially in support of an argument.
"legislators were today playing the numbers game as the vote drew closer"
North American
an illegal lottery based on the occurrence of unpredictable numbers in the results of races, etc.
plural noun: the numbers

a numbers game
a situation in which the most important factor is how many of a particular thing there are, especially when you disapprove of this:
To me, business is more than just a numbers game.

a situation in which decisions are based on points or numbers, not on other qualities that may be more important
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Numbers and types of number:Arabic numeral, arithmetic progression, base...
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a lottery, especially one organized illegally
Synonyms and related words
Gambling games and places where gambling takes place:bingo, bingo, casino...
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airmailrpl
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a numbers game
a play on words - reference to the name which is numbers


Explanation:
12/10...the name itself (a reference to their anniversary date, bless)

num·bers game
nounderogatory
noun: numbers game; plural noun: numbers games

the use or manipulation of statistics or figures, especially in support of an argument.
"legislators were today playing the numbers game as the vote drew closer"
North American
an illegal lottery based on the occurrence of unpredictable numbers in the results of races, etc.
plural noun: the numbers

a numbers game
a situation in which the most important factor is how many of a particular thing there are, especially when you disapprove of this:
To me, business is more than just a numbers game.

a situation in which decisions are based on points or numbers, not on other qualities that may be more important
Synonyms and related words
Numbers and types of number:Arabic numeral, arithmetic progression, base...
Explore Thesaurus
2
a lottery, especially one organized illegally
Synonyms and related words
Gambling games and places where gambling takes place:bingo, bingo, casino...

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