the jig is up


the jig is up
the jig is up (informal)
The game is up, the trick is discovered, etc
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Main Entry:jig

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informal the scheme or deception is revealed or foiled

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the jig is up
US informal + old-fashioned
— used to say that a dishonest plan or activity has been discovered and will not be allowed to continue

The jig is up: where did you hide the stolen goods?

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Main Entry:jig

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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