stitch up

phrasal verb
stitched up; stitching up; stitches up

Definition of stitch up

1 : to use a needle and thread to close a large cut or wound The doctor stitched up his wound. The doctor stitched him up.
2 British, informal : to make (an innocent person) appear to be guilty of a crime : frame They stitched him up for murder.
3 British, informal : to do the final things that are needed to complete (something) in a successful way : to finish or do (something) successfully The mayor stitched up a deal with the union. We were ahead by 10 points and thought that we had the game stitched up.

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“Stitch up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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