be had up (for something)(redirected from were had up)
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be had up (for something)
To be indicted, arrested, and/or tried (for a crime). The CEO was had up for embezzling nearly $18 million of company money.
See also: up
have (someone) up (for something)
to invite someone to a place that is on a higher level or in the north, for a meal, party, cards, etc. (Fixed order.) We would like to have you up for dinner some evening. We will have you up soon.