I merely wanted to frame up to you how this thing's going to turn out.
"We'll frame up those telegrams now and get them off," he told them.
There was some noise, but not much, as he pushed the frame up evenly, with a thumb at each side.
He was the only man in camp that did not know that the affair was a "frame up."
I'll tell ye—you put me wise to a whole lot more stuff, and I'll frame up another come-on.
"I can't see what there is to frame up," retorted Burt hopelessly.
You're goin' t' frame up a nice little telegram t' this guy Geoff—oh, you sure are th' fly gazebo!
Slaves use' to frame up on 'em if dey knowed whar dey wuz hidin', 'waitin' to cotch a Nigger.
When the railroad came through it brought with it some land-sharks that tried to frame up on the ranch-owners in the vicinity.
He is trying to frame up a plan to set the entire detective agency of the country to work.
To concoct; fabricate: What lie are you going to frame up for your father
[1899+; perhaps fr the carpenter's term for erecting the frame of a new building]