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sew someone or something up

 
1. Lit. to stitch together an opening in someone or something. The surgeon sewed the patient up and pronounced the operation a success. This is torn. Can you sew up this rip?
2. Fig. to complete one's dealings with or discussion of someone or something. It's time to sew this up and go home. I think we can sew up the shipping contract this afternoon and get on to someone else. Let's sew up this last matter and go.
See also: sew, up

*sewed up

 
1. Lit. [the sewing of a gap in cloth] completed. (*Typically: get something ~; have something ~.) Have you got that tear sewed up yet?
2. and *wrapped up Fig. settled or finished. (*Typically: get something ~; have something ~.) I'll take the contract to the mayor tomorrow morning. I'll get the whole deal sewed up by noon. Don't worry about the car loan. I'll have it wrapped up in time to make the purchase.
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sew up something

to remove all doubt about the successful result of something Schall hopes to sew up the nomination for governor this week. The company hopes to have a deal sewn up by the end of the year.
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sew up

1. Complete successfully, as in Our team has sewn up the championship. [Colloquial; c. 1900]
2. Gain complete control of, monopolize, as in Our restaurant hopes to sew up the town's takeout business. [Colloquial; first half of 1900s]
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sew up

v.
1. To mend or repair something by sewing: I sewed up the tear in my pants. The tailor sewed the hole up.
2. To make certain that some victory or prize is attained or achieved: The candidate sewed up the election by winning Florida. We sewed the game up with a goal in the fourth quarter.
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sew something up

tv. to finalize something; to conclude something. (see also sewed up.) Let’s sew this up and get out of here.
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sewed up

1. mod. completed. I’ve just about got this contract sewed up.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. She’s not just drunk; she’s sewed up.
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Hazard: Sewn cords break at a lower weight than published weight values, posing a fall hazard.
In the second phase, the sewn bag is moved to the tape over Sewing (TOS) equipment, using a 60mm wide pre-coated paper tape with either a coating of hot melt adhesive or a PE coating, depending on applications.
Sewn onto each blanket is a Project Linus label depicting the comic strip character Linus holding his blanket, and a Lockheed Martin label that says ``Blanketing the World.
The top part of the snap should be sewn to the underside of cuff, and the bottom half of the snap sewn on the top of the cuff on the op posite end.
Random stitch function offers quilters a stitch formation where various stitch widths of selected patterns are sewn automatically.
I have sewn everything from auto upholstery to chicken saddles.
I was 36 when I had breast cancer and had sewn all my life," Pierson says.
2 -- color) Seeing the pieces they designed be put together into a quilt helps students understand how their clothing is sewn.
To enter the GIFTS BY YOU contest presented by SVP Worldwide and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO), upload a photo of a sewn project at www.
sewn softcover, 242 pages, The CFFC's strategies to undermine the Catholic Church, especially her teaching on abortion, are exposed.
With the touch of a button the exclusive SEWING ADVISOR[TM] feature eliminates time-consuming guesswork as it instantly selects the best stitch and settings for the type and weight of fabric being sewn, and recommends the presser foot, needle and more for successful sewing.
People who haven't sewn in years will be astounded at everything the Designer I can do.
People who haven't sewn in years will be astonished at everything the Designer I can do.
Members of the studio audience each brought or wore an item they had personally sewn and Martha presented to everyone in attendance a SVP Worldwide gift bag filled with sewing notions.
Designer Looks for Less -- The season's hottest fashions can be sewn for a fraction of the ready-made price.