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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)
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