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 interestingThe 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 lifeSo 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 19 Sep. 2020.

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