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frame-up

[freym-uhp] /ˈfreɪmˌʌp/
noun, Informal.
1.
a fraudulent incrimination of an innocent person.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900, Americanism; frame + up, modeled on nominalizations of phrasal verbs, with up as perfective particle
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  • Indeed, it suggests they are a rogue cell calling a midnight caucus for a frame-up.
British Dictionary definitions for frame-up

frame-up

noun (slang)
1.
a conspiracy to incriminate someone on a false charge
2.
a plot to bring about a dishonest result, as in a contest
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Slang definitions & phrases for frame-up

frame-up

noun
  1. The incrimination of an innocent person with false evidence: I'll prove to you it's a frame-up (1913+)
  2. A display of goods for sale (1940s+ Pitchmen)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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