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Game's Afoot

(The). The hare has started; the enterprise has begun.

I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips, Straining upon the start. The game's afoot! Follow your spirit! And upon this charge Cry `God for Harry! England! and St. George.'

Shakespeare: Henry V., iii. 1.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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