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    I was framed for "to be jailed"

    Can "be framed" ever mean "to be jailed"? As I know, it's only related to false charge or "to be set up", but if it can mean "to be imprisoned", please let me know.

    ex) 3 Little Pigs...
    ...The news reporters found out about the two pigs I had for dinner. They figured a sick guy going to borrow a cup of sugar didn't sound very exciting. So they jazzed up the stroy with all of that "Huff and puff and blow your house down". And they made me the Big Bad Wolf.
    That's it. The real story. I was framed. But maybe you could loan me a cup of sugar.

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    Re: I was framed for "to be jailed"

    You may be jailed as a result of being framed, but 'being framed' does not, in itself, mean 'being jailed'.

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    Re: I was framed for "to be jailed"

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Can "be framed" ever mean "to be jailed"? As I know, it's only related to false charge or "to be set up", but if it can mean "to be imprisoned", please let me know.

    ex) 3 Little Pigs...
    ...The news reporters found out about the two pigs I had for dinner. They figured a sick guy going to borrow a cup of sugar didn't sound very exciting. So they jazzed up the stroy with all of that "Huff and puff and blow your house down". And they made me the Big Bad Wolf.
    That's it. The real story. I was framed. But maybe you could loan me a cup of sugar.
    In this case, doesn't it definitely mean "to get a false charge"? There are other interpretations, but I bet it is "to be set up", right?

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    Re: I was framed for "to be jailed"

    Someone else deliberately created a situation when he looked guilty.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: I was framed for "to be jailed"

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    In this case, doesn't it definitely mean "to get a false charge"? There are other interpretations, but I bet it is "to be set up", right?
    It doesn't have to result in a legal charge.

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