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give the game away

informal
to spoil a surprise or a joke by telling someone something that should have been kept secret: It's a secret, so don't give the game away, will you?
(Definition of give the game away from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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