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churn something out

to produce something in large numbers, perhaps carelessly. We churn toys out by the thousand. This factory can churn out these parts day and night.
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churn something up

to stir up a liquid; to mix up material suspended in water. The oars of our boat churned the shallow water up, leaving little clouds of sediment in our wake. The oars churned up the mud.
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churn something out

also churn something out
to produce something in large amounts and without much thought Rosco churned out a book a year for 13 years and earned a lot of money doing it.
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churn out

Produce in an abundant and automatic manner, as in He churned out a novel every six months. This idiom transfers the turning of milk into butter to other kinds of production. [Early 1900s]
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churn out

v.
To produce something in an abundant and automatic manner: The author churns out four novels a year. Although the chairs look handmade, the company churns them out in a factory.
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churn

tv. [for a stockbroker] to cause a heavy turnover in the portfolio of an investor. (The broker collects commissions on each transaction.) I reported my broker for churning my account.
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In your financial life, keep the cost of churning in mind.
My question still today is: Did I enjoy churning because I like to be creative, or did churning teach me to be aware of the beauty of creation?
The window period prevents the related parties from churning goodwill or going concern value from unamortizable status under prior law to an amortizable asset under new law.
It demonstrates that the full benefits of MNP come only when it is implemented effectively and taken up by a substantial proportion of churning customers.
Double churning is an innovative technology that delivers rich, creamy ice cream novelties with half the fat of regular ice cream bars.
The Department of Insurance began investigating the practice of churning last year, after a group of residents from the Tampa Bay area complained they had been churned by their life insurance agents.
Churn will become the primary driver of sales in the medium term, although many churning customers will bring their own handsets, and not all sales by operators will represent new handset sales for handset vendors like Nokia, Motorola or Samsung.
Neither will we, under this new legislation, allow companies to operate without having in place the required internal safeguards to prevent churning.
And since slow churning works equally well on ice creams with higher fat formulas, Dreyer's anticipates applying its slow-churned technology to other products in the future.
2 million churning subscribers in its first full year after introduction.