The game is afoot
What's the meaning of the phrase 'The game is afoot'?
The process is in active existence; for example, 'The teams are on the pitch - the whistle blows - the game is afoot.'
What's the origin of the phrase 'The game is afoot'?
From Shakespeare's King Henry IV Part I, 1597:
"Before the game is afoot, thou still let'st slip."
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