stitch up

World English Dictionary
stitch up
1.  to join or mend by means of stitches or sutures
2.  slang
 a.  to incriminate (someone) on a false charge by manufacturing evidence
 b.  to betray, cheat, or defraud
3.  slang to prearrange (something) in a clandestine manner
4.  slang a matter that has been prearranged clandestinely

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