Green’s Dictionary of Slang

frame n.1

1. [17C+] the body.

2. [20C+] (US black) a person.

3. [1900s] a skeleton.

4. [1940s] (US black) a suit of clothes.

In phrases

climb someone’s frame (v.) (US)

1. [late 19C+] (also climb over someone’s frame, climb up someone’s back) to harass or criticize verbally.

2. [1930s–60s] (US, also jar someone’s frame, rock...) to assault physically.

hop one’s frame (v.)

[1910s–40s] (N.Z.) to move, to make a sudden journey.