crank out


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crank something out

Fig. to produce something quickly or carelessly; to make something in a casual and mechanical way. John can crank a lot of work out in a single day. The automated production line could really crank out parts, but the quality was shoddy.
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crank out something

also crank something out
to produce something continually, like a machine He regularly cranks out one movie a year and hasn't shown any signs of slowing down.
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crank out

Produce, especially mechanically or rapidly, as in I don't know how he can crank out a novel a year. [Colloquial; mid-1900s]
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crank out

v.
To produce, especially mechanically and rapidly: The secretary cranked out one memo after another. I know you're tired of stuffing envelopes, but you need to crank them out.
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