Definition of put-up job noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


put-up job

BrE BrE//ˌpʊt ʌp ˈdʒɒb//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpʊt ʌp ˈdʒɑːb//
[usually singular] (informal)
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a plan or an event that has been arranged secretly in order to trick or cheat somebody His disappearance could simply be a put-up job.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: put-up job