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 Game is not worth the Candle (The).Gam’elyn (3 syl., g hard). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Game’s Afoot (The).
The hare has started; the enterprise has begun.   1
“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.

 Game is not worth the Candle (The).Gam’elyn (3 syl., g hard). 

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