fit somebody up with (?)


Senior Member
Hello everyone,

Would it be correct to use the construction "to fit somebody up" in the following context:

"When they catch him, they'll fit him up with a lot of crimes he hasn't committed."

I mean to say they will accuse him of crimes he has never committed. Are there any other informal ways to say it?

Thank you.
  • pickarooney

    Senior Member
    English (Ireland)
    "Fit up" is correct but I think it works with 'for' rather then it, i.e. "They'll fit him up for a crime he hasn't committed".

    Another way of saying this is to "frame" somebody for a crime.