the jig is up

idiom

Definition of 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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“The jig is up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20jig%20is%20up. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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