A search at Salon showed one story: a set-up piece about the “looming” trial.
The longer this set-up prevails, the more it suits Ed Miliband.
Maduro, typically, claimed that this might have been a set-up by the Americans.
Instead, they spin dark theories that it was all a set-up to make Pakistan look bad.
There was nothing about the panel's set-up that was fair, exactly.
"You do seem to have quite a set-up here," I said, off-hand.
I don't know anything about the set-up except what you've told me.
The unforgivable offence in him is, that he wished to set-up Priests over the head of Kings.
"I don't like the set-up in town," Red was saying peevishly.
This victim compensation—I could claim it, even though the deal was a set-up?
"arrangement," 1890, from verbal phrase set up, attested from c.1200 as "to make ready for use" and from 1950 (in pugilism) as "to bring (someone) to a vulnerable position;" from set (v.) + up (adv.). The verbal phrase also can mean "to establish" (early 15c.) and "put drinks before customers" (1880).