One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
attributive Arranged beforehand in order to deceive someone.‘the whole thing could be a put-up job’
- ‘Of course, the vials were labeled ‘sarin’ in English, which makes one extremely suspicious that they're some kind of put-up job by the terrorists.’
- ‘I see that kind of simplicity and beauty, and I think, this is a put-up job, this didn't happen by chance.’
- ‘Mrs Laws said: ‘The thing is, it was all a put-up job.’’
- ‘The Blue camp spoke of a put-up job and denounced it with increasing fury.’
- ‘When you realise his parlous financial state at the time, it seems less of a coincidence and unhappily more of a put-up job.’
- ‘And his only act of insurrection was a put-up job.’
- ‘Regardless of whether Kranish ever meant to write fluff for Kerry's book or not, the Elliott story smells like a put-up job.’
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