Gaming the System
Apropos nothing in particular, a couple of days ago I discovered that neither Encarta dictionary as installed on my computer nor any of the online dictionaries listed here include any definition for the word “game” used as a transitive verb in the phrase “game the system”.
It actually took me a couple of days to come up with a reasonable definition: To abuse a system without technically breaking its rules so as to get an advantageous result that isn’t deserved.
I don’t have any idea how or where I first heard that usage of the word “game” but it isn’t recent. I wonder why none of the dictionaries have picked up on it yet.
That is, indeed, weird. His definition strikes me as a good one.