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    Profound game changer

    Could you please help me explain the meaning of following sentence:

    This is a profound game changer, one that sends a ripple through the entire medical community.

    Many thanks for your time and help.

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    Re: Profound game changer

    It's a sports metaphor. A "game changer" is something that affects the outcome of a game or completely changes the way a situation progresses.

    game-changing - definition of game-changing by Macmillan Dictionary


    "completely changing the way that something is done, thought about or made"

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    Re: Profound game changer

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Yuheci:

    (1) Here is an example of a game changer.

    (a) Some nurses have additional training and certificates of competence. Some people want to let these "super nurses" be

    addressed as "Dr." Of course, most physicians (doctors) are not happy about this suggestion. People work very hard to become

    physicians, so they are very proud of the title "doctor." If we patients could also address some nurses as "doctors," that would

    be a profound (deep) game changer in the American medical community, for "doctor" is a very prestigious title. Furthermore, these

    physicians say that calling nurses "doctors" will confuse us. Maybe we will forget that a nurse "doctor" can never know as much as

    a doctor "doctor"! (P.S. We Americans also address dentists as "doctors." I hear that this is NOT the situation in the United

    Kingdom.")


    HAVE A NICE DAY!

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    Re: Profound game changer

    And some nurses are doctors

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    Re: Profound game changer

    Another example would be that the iPod was a game changer for the music industry.

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