the plot thickens

idiom

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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“The plot thickens.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20plot%20thickens. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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