put-up job

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put-up job definition


  1. n.
    a deception; a deceptive event. : That's really phony. A put-up job if I ever saw one.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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put-up job

A prearranged conspiracy, especially a crime such as a burglary. For example, The police suspected that the butler was in on itit was a put-up job. This colloquial phrase was first recorded in 1810.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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