stitch up

phrasal verb

stitched up; stitching up; stitches up
: to use a needle and thread to close a large cut or wound
The doctor stitched up his wound.
The doctor stitched him up.
British, informal : to make (an innocent person) appear to be guilty of a crime : frame
They stitched him up for murder.
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 26 Mar. 2023.

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