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    Game changer

    Hi,

    What does the "game changer" mean in this sentence?

    He said, “We know that treatment as prevention has been documented to reduce transmission by 96 percent. This is remarkable evidence of progress. We now know that if you’re on treatment not only will you live longer and healthier, but you’ll be 96 percent less likely to spread HIV to others. That’s a game changer.”

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    Re: Game changer

    The treatment will change your life (and the lives of others).

    Rover

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    Re: Game changer

    Is it an idiom or a word-by-word phrase?

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    Re: Game changer

    It's a metaphor. We are not literally talking about a game.

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    Re: Game changer

    So how to understand "game" in the sentence?

    Thanks a lot

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