the jig is up

the jig is up

phr. the game is ended; the scheme has been found out. Okay, you kids. The jig’s up!
See also: jig, up
References in classic literature ?
As long as it was only stolen there was a chance to get it back, but if it's burned, the jig is up.
Other than never, ever buying anything through a spam offer, next to nothing, Reid says, unless you're willing to track down the individual spammers by buying their product, then taking them to small claims court, assuming the spammer doesn't hit the road as soon as the jig is up.
These feisty battlers always get down when the jig is up.
The routine suggests that things could be worse for the construction worker than facing the wrath of Sarah or Zora once the jig is up in Monday's ``Joe Millionaire'' finale.