“Having game” is an English language expression which I don’t remember from childhood. Maybe it is American? Probably not polite enough to be of Canadian origin. And not quite stuffy enough to be of English origin.
According to the Urban Dictionary – it relates guys being good at getting girls (my comment – complete with bullshit).
The Free Dictionary usually does a better job at idioms. In this case there are two offerings:
- slang To be good or adept (at something).
- in. to have skill; to have spirit or willingness to get involved in the action.
Both of which make a lot more sense to me. But neither explains the confusion when you attempt to use the negative. As is, I have no game [to go to]. Which was interpreted various ways – mostly having to do with something not operating on my computer.
What it really meant was that the Cal Women’s Basketball game was cancelled. It would have been nice to know this prior to 1800….
“Oh,” he said, “I received an email about that earlier in the week.”
“Might have been nice to share that information earlier” was my reply.
He might not always have game?
But the kids? Miriam now has a driver’s license with a pass on her first road test. Dani has the wallpaper up and that floor sealed.
Me? I should be able to finish Cryptid tomorrow as I have stitched the last critter and just have a few more stitches to complete the frame.