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English definition of “the game is up”

the game is up

used to tell someone that you know what their secret activities or plans are and that these cannot continue: Okay, you two, the game's up! Give me the cigarettes - this time I'm telling your parents.Revealing secrets and becoming known
(Definition of the game is up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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