The depositions of other officers suggested that the “property damage” charges were not just bizarre, but trumped up.
Of course, it's an even worse form of bullying to arrest children on trumped up charges of "blasphemy."
The reality is that for Jordan Romero, as for Daniel Jones, the story of the coverage has trumped the story itself.
But all those issues were trumped by the voters' conclusion that Bush was the stronger and more decisive leader.
In the end, Shay, dressed in a sundress, trumped Hoff, who was dressed in a business suit.
Is that trumped up, farcical idea, your excuse for fighting me?
She trumped his best card, and, at the end of the hand, he asked her the reason why.
But that motive, after all, had simply been trumped up to justify his own disloyalty: he had never really believed in it.
And so this charge against my father was trumped up to ruin him.
Mrs. Fairfax trumped up a will in favor of herself, a brilliant scheme.
"playing card of a suit ranking above others," 1520s, alteration of triumph, name of a card game.
"trumpet," c.1300, from Old French trompe "long, tube-like musical wind instrument" (12c.), cognate with Provençal tromba, Italian tromba, all probably from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German trumpa and Old Norse trumba "trumpet"), of imitative origin.
"surpass, beat," 1580s, from trump (n.). Related: Trumped; trumping.