Jump to navigation Jump to search
Audio (AU) (file)
- (idiomatic) To create falsely, to fabricate (particularly applied to accusations, (legal) charges or evidence).
- His electoral "campaign" to date has included attempts to trump up criminal charges against his opponents.
- 1902, Barbara Baynton, Sally Krimmer; Alan Lawson, editors, Bush Studies (Portable Australian Authors: Barbara Baynton), St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, published 1980, page 67:
- Those of the men who had swapped horses with passing drovers, without the exchange of receipts, were busy all afternoon trumping up witnesses.
- (idiomatic) Heavily publicise, promote or market a product.
- We don't often trump up products purely for the virtue of being "new".
create falsely, fabricate