Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “the game is up”

See all translations

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.
Translations of “the game is up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 事已敗露, 戲該收場…
in Chinese (Simplified) 事已败露, 戏该收场…
(Definition of the game is up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

shampoo

a liquid used for washing hair, or for washing particular objects or materials

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More