Meaning of “put-up job” in the English Dictionary

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"put-up job" in British English

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put-up jobnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈpʊt.ʌp ˌdʒɒb/ us /ˈpʊt̬.ʌp ˌdʒɑːb/ 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.

(Definition of “put-up job” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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