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after a fashion

1. In a sufficient but rudimentary or unimpressive manner. I can ride a motorcycle, after a fashion. I wouldn't ride one on a busy highway, though. I can write, after a fashion, but my sister is a genius—she far outshines me with the written word.
2. Proverb In an inadequate or incomplete way. Tom fixed the car, after a fashion, so it's running again but still makes that terrible noise.
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after a sort

Poorly, imperfectly, or without great care. I managed to fix my bike after a sort. It still sounds like it's about to fall apart, but at least it still moves!
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after a sort

In a haphazard or imperfect way: managed to paint the chair after a sort.
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