Sunday, October 13, 2013

gig/jig: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Sunday, October 13, 2013

“The jig is up” is an old slang expression meaning “the game is over—we’re caught.” A musician’s job is a gig.

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1 comment:

  1. May I?.... The word gig - apart from the conventional computer abreviation usage - 'gigabyte' is also and more commonly used in the UK and Ireland by builders or those who create or mastermind something tangible or at least visable - a stage for example - hence - 'Did you get the gig?' - Yeah we got the gig - We start construction next Tuesday at 6am - call the formwork crew to set out and work off the surveyors drawings!