frame (someone) for (something)

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frame (someone) for (something)

To manipulate a situation so that an innocent person appears to have committed a crime (so that the actual criminal can avoid blame or detection). A: "They're framing me for this crime, officer, I swear! I would never go to a seedy place like that!" B: "Oh yeah? Then why did we find your fingerprints there?"
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The man, of course, had no idea who Luna was and his wife wanted to throw the painting away and use the frame for something else.
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I'm no expert in the arena, but I'm sure she's in the frame for something or other.
A big run here would put him in the frame for something like the Triumph Hurdle.
"I wanted to use the plain black frame for something else, and when I took the painting out, there was Kevin's name.
So also is his treatment of irony and perspective in Antony and Cleopatra, describing how Shakespeare manipulates a 'conspicuous spectatorship' whereby minor characters keep adjusting our perspective so that 'everything serves as ironic frame for something else' (p.
Speaking last night a Sinn Fein source said: "The raids were to put the party into the frame for something. The Stormont raid was purely for the optics."