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Meaning: A scoundrel has been found out, and the forces of law and order are on their way. For example" It's over, the police are on their way and the jig is up."
 

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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
 

Nowadays three witty turns of phrase and a lie make a writer.

3's flash

The late Dr. Alan Dundes, Professor of Folklore and Anthropology at the University of California Berkeley writes on and on and on about things that come in threes.

Read The Number Three In American Culture

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