stitch up


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stitch something up

to sew something together; to mend a tear or ripped seam. I tore my shirt. Would you stitch it up, please? Please stitch up my shirt.
See also: stitch, up

stitch up

v.
1. To mend or repair something with or as if with stitches: The tailor stitched up the rip in the jacket. The cut over my eye was deep, but the doctor stitched it up in a matter of minutes.
2. To reach some official agreement: I've stitched up a deal with my mechanic so that I pay only for parts and not labor. The agreement was easy to make; we stitched it up in a day.
See also: stitch, up
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Britain's police, under pressure over poor clear up rates,are participating in a corrosive culture where information and tip-offs are routinely peddled to journalists for stitch ups - damaging the interests of justice and inflict incalculable damage on victims.
Tired of the b***t stitch ups and those who are in it for money.
In the last few days Tommy has labelled me a liar, a perjurer, a conspirator in the mother of all stitch ups, a grass and finally a scab.
She described the NEC's proposed selection procedures for Labour's candidates in the European elections as "one of the biggest stitch ups I've ever seen".