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    Set someone up

    What does it mean when we say you have been set up? something like if there is someone against you and he has plans for bringing you down.
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    Re: Set someone up

    Please look at the 4th definition here: https://www.usingenglish.com/referen...bs/set+up.html
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    Re: Set someone up

    Quote Originally Posted by pdfman View Post
    What does it mean when we say you have been "set up"? ​Does it mean something like if there is someone against you and he has plans for bringing you down.
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    Re: Set someone up

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Mother: I found some candy hidden in your room. You know that I have told you never to keep candy in your room.

    Raul: I did not put it there.

    Mother: Then how did it get there?

    Raul: Someone must have set me up.

    Mother: What do you mean?

    Raul: I suspect Mona put the candy there so that you would find it and become angry with me.

    Mother: Why would your sister frame you?

    Raul: She's angry with me for telling you that she went to a movie last Monday instead of going to school that day.
    Last edited by TheParser; 18-Nov-2015 at 14:18.

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