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set someone up

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set someone up

verb phrase

  1. To prepare and maneuver someone for swindling, tricking, etc; build: He was so vain it was easy to set him up (1875+)
  2. o gratify and encourage; brace: Finishing first for a change really set me up (1526+)
  3. To treat someone; provide food or drink (1880+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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