give the game away

give the game away
give the game away
1. To disclose a secret
2. To give up, abandon (a game or contest) (Aust)
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Main Entry:game

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give the game away phrase
to let people know a secret or surprise when you did not want or intend to let them know

The expression on her face gave the game away.

Thesaurus: to tell or reveal a secret or secretssynonym
Main entry: game

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give the (whole) game (or show) away
inadvertently reveal something secret or concealed

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give the ˈgame away idiom
to tell a secret, especially by accident; to show sth that should be kept hidden
Main entry:gameidiom

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