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put-up jobnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈpʊt.ʌpˌdʒɒb/  us   /ˈpʊt̬.ʌpˌdʒɑːb/ informal
an ​attempt to ​trick or ​deceive someone: The ​hotellooked like a good ​investment, but it ​turned out that the ​whole thing was a put-up ​job.
(Definition of put-up job from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “put-up job”
in Chinese (Simplified) 骗局,奸计…
in Chinese (Traditional) 騙局,奸計…
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