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The meaning of "stitch up"

" Stitch up "
Meaning:
1. Put someone in difficulty, often by making it appear that they are to blame for a misdemeanour. 2. Repair with needle and thread.
Example:
1. When she hid the money she'd stolen in my jacket she really stitched me up for the crime. 2. those jeans are ripped. Pass them over and I'll stitch them up for you.
Where did it originate?:
1. Britain, 20th century. 2. Britain, 16th century.
Where is it used?:
Mostly Britain.
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