North American informal The scheme or deception is revealed or foiled: the jig is up; you’ve had your last chance
More 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.
Definition of the jig is up in:
- The US English dictionary