One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(of a construction) firmly established; solidly fixed or arranged.‘ordinary fence posts, however well set, will not answer for permanent braces’
- 1.1also well-set-up (of a person) strongly built.‘a well-set-up figure for a man of fifty-five’
- ‘One of the troopers was a well-set-up, affable, cool young man, who called himself O'Roon.’
- ‘Presently the other girls met Liz walking proudly along Brook Street with a big, well-set-up young fellow.’
- 1.1also well-set-up (of a person) strongly built.
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