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    jig's up

    In Normal Family, David asked the nurse get the results of the samples.
    The nurse said, "I wouldn't rush it , if I were you. Thing comes back positive, jig's up. "

    I don't catch the meaning of the underlining sentences. Need help.

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    Re: jig's up

    the jig is up - Wiktionary

    "The jig is up" means that one's adventures in crime have come to an end. Game over.

    In this case it appears to be talking about a medical diagnosis. Maybe they are testing for AIDS. If you get a positive result, then your game is over. You will die.

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    Re: jig's up

    That's very outdated information nowadays, Dave. Not very soothing for some of our readers.

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    Re: jig's up

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    That's very outdated information nowadays, Dave. Not very soothing for some of our readers.
    OK, cancer.

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    #5

    Re: jig's up

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    That's very outdated information nowadays, Dave. Not very soothing for some of our readers.
    I don't know what u r talking, but I like Dave's explanatory notes .

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    #6
    If the like function was available I would use it. But since it isn't I will just say Right On Dave

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    #7

    Re: jig's up

    Quote Originally Posted by *^^* View Post
    I don't know what u r talking, but I like Dave's explanatory notes .
    Hi, please use proper English here - not 'u', 'r', and don't place a space before a comma or period.
    I'm sure you know this; it's just a reminder.

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