Examples from the Web for set-up
Instead, they spin dark theories that it was all a set-up to make Pakistan look bad.Pakistan’s Dance With Terrorists Just Backfired and Killed 132 Children|Chris Allbritton|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was nothing about the panel's set-up that was fair, exactly.
Maduro, typically, claimed that this might have been a set-up by the Americans.Venezuela’s Agony: Weak President, Strong Generals, Riots and Cocaine|Marcel Ventura|April 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A search at Salon showed one story: a set-up piece about the “looming” trial.Yes, There Is a Gosnell Trial Cover-up by Major News Organizations|Kirsten Powers|April 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The longer this set-up prevails, the more it suits Ed Miliband.
They can even spoil the set-up and typography in general of the reading sections.From Xylographs to Lead Molds; A.D. 1440-A.D. 1921|H. C. Forster
George (about to enjoy the first new-laid Egg from the recently set-up Fowl-house).
This victim compensation—I could claim it, even though the deal was a set-up?Star Hunter|Andre Alice Norton
I look at that set-up the way I look at the landscape yonder.Operation: Outer Space|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
"You do seem to have quite a set-up here," I said, off-hand.Highways in Hiding|George Oliver Smith
Word Origin and History for 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).