put-up job

noun

Definition of put-up job

informal + disapproving
: something that is secretly arranged or decided at an earlier time in order to trick or deceive someone

Word by Word Definitions

put-up play
  1. : arranged secretly beforehand

  1. : to place in a container or receptacle

  2. : to put away (a sword) in a scabbard : sheathe

  3. : to prepare so as to preserve for later use : can

job play
  1. : a regular remunerative position

  2. : a specific duty, role, or function

  3. : something that has to be done : task

  1. : to do odd or occasional pieces of work for hire

  2. : to carry on public business for private gain

  3. : to carry on the business of a middleman or wholesaler

  1. : of or relating to a job or to employment

  2. : used in, engaged in, or done as job work

  3. : that is for hire for a given service or period

  1. : the hero of the book of Job who endures afflictions with fortitude and faith

  2. : a narrative and poetic book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see Bible Table


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