sewed up

sewed up
*sewed up
1. Lit. [the sewing of a gap in cloth] completed. (*Typically: get something \sewed up; have something \sewed up.) •

Have you got that tear sewed up yet?

2. and *wrapped up Fig. settled or finished. (*Typically: getsomething \sewed up; have something \sewed up.) •

I'll take the contract to the mayor tomorrow morning. I'll get the whole deal sewed up by noon.

Don't worry about the car loan. I'll have it wrapped up in time to make the purchase.

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{adj. phr.}, {informal} Won or arranged as you wish; decided. * /They thought they had the game sewed up, but the other team won it with a touchdown in the last quarter./ * /Dick thought he had the job sewed up, but another boy got it./ Compare: IN THE BAG.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • sewed up — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Won or arranged as you wish; decided. * /They thought they had the game sewed up, but the other team won it with a touchdown in the last quarter./ * /Dick thought he had the job sewed up, but another boy got it./ Compare:… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sewed up — 1. mod. completed. □ I’ve just about got this contract sewed up. □ When we get it sewed up, we’ll go out for a drink. 2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. □ She’s not just drunk; she’s sewed up. □ …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Sewed — Sew Sew, v. t. [imp. {Sewed}; p. p. {Sewed}, rarely {Sewn}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sewing}.] [OE. sewen, sowen, AS. si[ o]wian, s[=i]wian; akin to OHG. siuwan, Icel. s?ja, Sw. sy, Dan. sye, Goth. siujan, Lith. siuti, Russ, shite, L. ssuere, Gr. ????,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sewed — Sew Sew, v. t. [imp. {Sewed}; p. p. {Sewed}, rarely {Sewn}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sewing}.] [OE. sewen, sowen, AS. si[ o]wian, s[=i]wian; akin to OHG. siuwan, Icel. s?ja, Sw. sy, Dan. sye, Goth. siujan, Lith. siuti, Russ, shite, L. ssuere, Gr. ????,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sewed\ up — adj. phr. informal Won or arranged as you wish; decided. They thought they had the game sewed up, but the other team won it with a touchdown in the last quarter. Dick thought he had the job sewed up, but another boy got it. Compare: in the bag …   Словарь американских идиом

  • sewed up — won or arranged as one wishes, decided The candidate for the nomination easily sewed up his victory last week …   Idioms and examples

  • Sewed Soles — Infobox Album Name = Sewed Soles Type = Album Artist = Greenhornes Released = November 29, 2005 Genre = Rock Length = 68:09 Label = V2 Reviews = * Allmusic Rating|3.5|5 [http://wm01.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg sql=10:wifrxqudldte] Last album =… …   Wikipedia

  • sewed shoe — noun Etymology: sewed from past participle of sew (I) : a shoe in which the upper is attached to the sole by stitching …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sewed — Сшитый (напр., блок) …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • sewed — adj. fastened with stitches; mended, repaired with stitches səʊ v. join or fasten with stitches, repair with stitches; close with stitches …   English contemporary dictionary

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