the plot thickens

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Definition of the plot thickens

used to say that the story in a novel, movie, etc., becomes more complicated or interesting The plot thickens when the audience learns that the missing woman used to work for the FBI. sometimes used in a usually humorous way to talk about things that happen in real life So you've worked with him before? Ah, the plot thickens.

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