the game is up. meaning

[American slang]
Fig. The illegal activity has been found out or has come to an end.
  When the police were waiting for them inside the bank vault, the would-be robbers knew that the game was up.
  "The jig is up!" said the cop as he grabbed the shoulder of the pickpocket.

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