[poo t-uhp]

adjective Informal.

planned beforehand in a secret or crafty manner: a put-up job.

Origin of put-up

First recorded in 1800–10; adj. use of verb phrase put up
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Examples from the Web for put-up

Historical Examples of put-up

  • This looks as if it was a put-up job, with the masks, and everything.

  • “You know very well that this is a put-up job,” retorted Creede hotly.

    Hidden Water

    Dane Coolidge

  • He felt at once that it was a put-up job to get him out of the way.

    Shoe-Bar Stratton

    Joseph Bushnell Ames

  • We shall have to try it by Chartism, or any conceivable ism, rather than put-up with this!

    Past and Present

    Thomas Carlyle

  • Take it from me, it was a put-up job by that Calabrian woman.