a fraudulent incrimination of an innocent person.
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How to use frame-up in a sentence
That corruption, says Stafford Smith, provided the opportunity for a “frame-up of epic proportions.”Did Pablo Escobar Frame a Millionaire for Murdering Banana-Shipping Money Launderers? | Jacqui Goddard | November 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
His appearance reminded me of a remark I once heard: "We shall soon have a horse, for we already have the frame up."The Red Cow and Her Friends | Peter McArthur
“That the whole darned deal was a frame-up,” declared Uncle Jepson.The Range Boss | Charles Alden Seltzer
As soon as a Controller was spotted, a careful frame-up was arranged.
The thing that made it odd wasn't the actual frame-up (if that's what it was); these days, every crime was blamed on a Controller.
So it wasn't that the frame-up in itself was peculiar in this case; it was simply that it wasn't Sir Lewis Huntley's style.
British Dictionary definitions for frame-up
a conspiracy to incriminate someone on a false charge
a plot to bring about a dishonest result, as in a contest
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