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Show is over


Stop gawking and get back to work. An authoritarian figure advises everyone to leave a sensational scene. ‘Show’ could refer to an accident or fire or street fight, any kind of event that might bring a crowd to watch when a policeman asks everyone to leave because the ‘show is over’. (Compare to After the fat lady sings.)

“OK everyone, the policeman shouted a the car accident. move along, the shows over.”

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