job is sewn up
'a worker furious after being denied promotion for five years has sewn his lips together in protest. Water company labourer Jose Alberto Celis used a needle and thread to put five stitches in his lip in front of his boss in varacruz, Mexico. He claimed he had received' unfulfilled promises'.
this could possibly be an addition to 'dangers of sewing and knitting' the sequel ...http://www.craftscotland.org/dangersofknittingreview.html