Share this entry
stitch-up Line breaks: stitch-up

Definition of stitch-up in English:


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
More example sentences
  • 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.
Definition of stitch-up in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources