Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[in singular] A conspiracy to falsely incriminate someone.→ frame
conspiracy, plot, scheme, collusiontrick, trap, deception, entrapmentfalse charge, trumped-up chargeput-up job, fit-up, set-upView synonyms
- ‘In a very significant departure from established law, the Act reverses the burden of proof, overturning a basic protection against police frame-up.’
- ‘When he disappears, and she eventually tries to find and help him, she too becomes enmeshed in the state frame-up against her husband.’
- ‘The disclosure of more details will let the public know that he really committed the offence with indisputable evidence and there were no elements of a frame-up or political conspiracy.’
- ‘The accusations of sabotage are being viewed among workers as a crude frame-up attempt, aimed at creating conditions to sack the crew and bypass the court.’
- ‘He denied the charges and accused the government of orchestrating a frame-up.’
- ‘That the timing of the youths' arrests was politically motivated and the charges against them are a frame-up is underscored by the fact that the police concede that they have had the group under surveillance for months.’
- ‘The case against the youth is a blatant frame-up.’
- ‘Significantly, in the vast majority of these cases, the victims of police frame-up confessed rather than take their chances in the court system.’
- ‘Now that the frame-up of the Egyptian has fallen apart, the whole cover-up has also fallen apart.’
- ‘More stridently he asserted that the evidence of the State appeared to be ‘a frame-up.’’
- ‘When he witnesses yet another murder being committed by his client, intimidation, kidnapping, and a vicious frame-up conspire to try to keep him from telling what he knows.’
- ‘He called the prosecution case against him a frame-up that is part of a government-inspired persecution stretching back decades.’
- ‘A campaign against the frame-up was immediately launched by the International Labor Defense, the legal and defense arm of the US Communist Party.’
- ‘He and his family immediately claimed he was the victim of a frame-up by his in-laws, but the press reported that the police viewed this as highly unlikely.’
- ‘So far we don't have sufficient evidence to decide whether he committed a crime or whether it was a frame-up or a political conspiracy.’
- ‘The three protested loudly that this was foul play and a shameless frame-up, but even if they can have all the words in the world to say, it was a waste of time in front of the well-scripted policemen.’
- ‘If it was intended to become part of a frame-up, it was sloppily done.’
- ‘Racist and anti-communist prejudice was the glue which kept these dirty frame-ups from crumbling.’
- ‘But it did not occur to me that there could be a mistake, that he could be innocent, let alone the victim of a frame-up.’
- ‘Almost from the outset, their arrest showed signs of being a frame-up.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.