the game is up

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Definition of the game is up

used to say that a dishonest plan or activity has been discovered and will no longer be allowed to continueOkay, the game is up. We know you forged the letters.

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“The game is up.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20game%20is%20up. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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