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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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and Europe to analyze the approaches and trends they employ to stem the historically high customer churn rate prevalent in the wireless industry.
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