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the jig is up

Definition of the jig is up in English:

North American informal The scheme or deception is revealed or foiled.
Example sentences
  • Tally put her hands in the air mockingly and said, ‘I guess the jig is up.’
  • Which means, as Way puts it, ‘When the venues go, the jig is up.’
  • Dekker looks over his shoulder and sees that the jig is up.
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