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Definition of jig noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a quick lively dance; the music for this dance an Irish jig
  2. 2a device that holds something in position and guides the tools that are working on it a carpenter's jig
  3. Idioms
    the game/jig is up (informal)
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    said when someone who has done something wrong is caught and the crime or trick is discovered When they heard the police siren, they knew the jig was up.
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