put-up job

`put-up ,job noun count usually singular INFORMAL
an event or situation that has been secretly planned in order to trick someone

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • put-up job — A dishonest scheme prearranged usu by several people • • • Main Entry: ↑put * * * put up job UK US noun [countable] usually singular [singular put up job plural …   Useful english dictionary

  • put-up job — n [C usually singular] informal an event that seems real but has actually been arranged in order to deceive someone ▪ It s been suggested the kidnapping was a put up job …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • put-up job — UK / US noun [countable, usually singular] Word forms put up job : singular put up job plural put up jobs informal an event or situation that has been secretly planned in order to trick someone …   English dictionary

  • put-up job — n. a deception; a deceptive event. □ That’s really phony. A put up job if I ever saw one. □ No put up job is clever enough to fool me …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • put-up job — noun An attempt to trick, deceive, or con someone. It seemed to be a really good opportunity, but it turned out to be nothing but a put up job …   Wiktionary

  • put-up job — noun (countable usually singular) informal an attempt to trick someone by secretly arranging for something to happen: There were rumors that the kidnapping of Miletti was a put up job …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • put up job — Synonyms and related words: cheat, clinquant, counterfeit, dummy, fake, fakement, false witness, forgery, frame, frame up, fraud, hoax, imitation, impostor, junk, mock, packed deal, packed jury, paste, phony, pinchbeck, planning, plotting,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • put-up job — noun informal something intended to deceive …   English new terms dictionary

  • put-up job —  Deliberately planned happening (usu. with deceitful or criminal intent) …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • (a) put-up job — informal an attempt to trick or deceive someone. At the time he seemed honest enough, but later, after I d given him the money, I realized it was a put up job …   New idioms dictionary


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