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(one's) jig is up

One's plan or scheme has been discovered and/or thwarted; one's game, trick, or deception is at an end. A variant of the much more common phrase "the jig is up." Your jig is up, Senator Marten! Your tax evasion has been found out, and the police are here to escort you to prison. We were going to play a practical joke on David, but when he noticed our car parked out front, I knew that our jig was up.
See also: jig, up

gig

1. n. a onetime job; an engagement. (Musicians.) I had a gig out on the west side, but I couldn’t get there.
2. in. to play or perform. (Musicians.) I didn’t gig at all last week. I’m getting hungry for a job.
3. n. any job of an assignment nature; a onetime job such as when a newspaper reporter is assigned to write a particular story. I didn’t want that election gig, but I got it anyway.
4. n. a bother; an annoyance; a job. Man, this paperwork is such a gig.
5. n. a giggle; a bit of laughter. Her little story gave us all a good gig.
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As 1 GIG red launches in Anchorage, GCI is also upgrading all other red Internet markets in Alaska--the Mat-Su, Juneau, Fairbanks, Kenai/Soldotna, Sitka, and Ketchikan--to speeds up to 500 Mbps from the current red speeds of up to 250 Mbps, previously the fastest Internet service available in Alaska.
During festival season, when bands like Alt-J, pictured, played T in the Park, there are next to no gigs above Tut's level, but Craig Johnston, assistant booker at DF Concerts, spends his life finding the best new bands when gig season hits, it is a free-for-all.
Based on responses from 200 C-level executives and 200 IT staff in the US and UK, Appirio's report finds that more than half of IT staff have already worked in the gig economy in some manner, yet C-level executives believe just 28 percent of employees supplement their full-time job with gig-based work.
He said he would be "gutted" to miss out, but wasted no time in booking tickets to her Hyde Park gig in London the following night, just in case.
In 2014, gig Jordan achieved a 10 per cent growth in gross written premiums to JOD 99 million ($140 million), which was notably ahead of the overall market growth rate of approximately seven per cent.
Since Gig Razor has accomplished so much in a short amount of time, they will be making a tribute donation to The Jay Fund, a non-profit organization that helps families tackle childhood cancer.
He said: "It's a good thing for Dublin to have 80,000 people a night going to a gig, Good for hotels, restaurants.
The sold out gig was only open to fans who had signed up to their Secret Gig mailing list.
The band join Teessiders Werbeniuk and Dinnernanny for the performance which came about through Facebook page Gig Swap - aimed at giving bands the chance to reach audiences they might not usually get to play.
Please include the date of the gig and the venue at which you saw it.
But Lisa - who was a week overdue - was booked into hospital on the morning of the gig on Friday, May 3.
Rwyt ti'n gwneud lot o gigs dros y ffin yn Lloegr, wyt ti'n perfformio'n gyson yn y Gymraeg?
The 26-year-old WAG wore skinny wet-look black trousers, a chic black low-cut top and a smart jacket, as she attended the gig at the Lomax music venue, the Daily Mail reported.
Each concert will be recorded and burned real-time during the gig for fans to collect a limited edition deluxe double CD (or download) right after the gig.
There's also Liverpool-type gig, Continental Phaeton, Polish dressage carriage and a Wellington Carriage Company dog cart-type.