stitch up


verb (tr, adverb)

to join or mend by means of stitches or sutures
slang
  1. to incriminate (someone) on a false charge by manufacturing evidence
  2. to betray, cheat, or defraud
slang to prearrange (something) in a clandestine manner

noun stitch-up

slang a matter that has been prearranged clandestinely
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