One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1An instance of incriminating someone by falsifying evidence against them.‘the team's manager has been the victim of a fan's fit-up’
plot, scheme, stratagem, plan, machination, cabalView synonyms
- ‘But the rumours about a fit-up were dismissed, without anybody finding out how they started.’
- ‘He seems to see the case as a fit-up against ‘shooters' rights ’.’
- ‘I fail to see how they can justify this, it's a complete fit-up.’
- ‘And I can give you details of drug busts on musicians that were thrown out of court because the police made a lousy job of the fit-up.’
- ‘Has cycling's cleanest team been the victim of a drug fit-up?’
- ‘All of the above is common public knowledge in Malaysia and it points to a political fit-up aimed at eliminating a political opponent.’
- ‘He was the first person to tell her about the fit-up rumour.’
2dated A temporary stage or other piece of theatrical equipment.
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