Definition of stitch-up in English:

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British informal
An act of placing someone in a position in which they will be wrongly blamed for something, or of manipulating a situation to one’s advantage: he called the deal a stitch-up and said other companies were prevented from submitting higher bids to put it bluntly, the election was tantamount to a stitch-up
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  • The Libyan government believes this was a political stitch-up.
  • Control of the Assembly was the main political price of the stitch-up.
  • This is a political stitch-up designed to keep a key debate away from the conference.

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