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Give away the game

Posted by Henry on July 03, 2004

In Reply to: Give away the farm posted by SFC on July 03, 2004

: Need Help!

: "Business managers should not give away the farm - they should not divluge information that could damage themselves."
: What does "give away the farm" mean?
: Thanks!

This is not clear to me. 'Buy the farm' means die, originally in military action. It could be extended to mean condemn oneself. 'Give the game away' means reveal what happened. Perhaps the writer has fused, or confused, the two phrases. Any other ideas?