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Stitch-up

Posted by Word Camel on April 05, 2005

In Reply to: Stitch-up posted by Fred on April 05, 2005

: Please help me with this expression. (The Economist wonders whether the revolution in Kirgizstan may have been an insiders' stitch-up.)

It means it wonders if the "revolution" was the result of a conspiracy behind the scenes. To stitch-up some one is to get them into trouble, by informing on them or manufacturing evidence.