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English definition of “put-up job”

put-up job

noun [C usually singular]     /ˈpʊt.ʌpˌdʒɒb/ US  /ˈpʊt̬.ʌpˌdʒɑːb/ informal
an attempt to trick or deceive someone: The hotel looked like a good investment, but it turned out that the whole thing was a put-up job.Plotting and trappingPlanning, expecting and arrangingCheating and tricking
(Definition of put-up job noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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