[Ads-l] gig = 'jig'

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Oct 2 10:14:36 EDT 2016

> On Oct 2, 2016, at 6:33 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> The Clinton campaign announces that with the revelation of T---p's 1995 tax
> return, "The gig is up."
> JL

I think "The gig is up" is what the House thought when they successfully impeached *Bill* Clinton in '98.  Shouldn't count one's jigs or gigs before they're hatched.  

LH, finding it curious that a search on "Impeachment of Obama" has as many raw g-hits as "Impeachment of Clinton".  Who knew?

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