the plot thickens

Definition of the plot thickens

  1. —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.

Word by Word Definitions

plotplay
  1. :  a small area of planted ground

    :  a small piece of land in a cemetery

    :  a measured piece of land :  lot

  1. :  to make a plot, map, or plan of

    :  to mark or note on or as if on a map or chart

    :  to lay out in plots (see 1plot 1)

thickenplay thickens
  1. :  to become dense

    :  to become concentrated in numbers, mass, or frequency

    :  to grow blurred or obscure


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