cross up someone
1. To deceive or swindle someone. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cross" and "up." Don't cross up that guy if you want a job in publishing—he's a celebrated editor.
2. To confuse or mix up one or more things. I must have crossed up the files—this paperwork doesn't belong in here.
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