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Related to rustle up: rub off, of late, by no means, turn up, put on the spot, pick up on, come to fruition

rustle something up

Rur. to manage to prepare a meal, perhaps on short notice. I think I can rustle something up for dinner. Please rustle up something to eat.
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rustle up something

also rustle something up
to make or get something quickly Instead of eating out, she rustled up a romantic little dinner. They want $100 by tomorrow, and I can't rustle that amount up so quickly.
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rustle up

Get together food or some other needed item with some effort, as in I don't know what we have but I'll rustle up a meal somehow, or You boys need to rustle up some wood for a campfire. The verb rustle here means "to assemble in a hurry." [Late 1800s]
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rustle up

v.
To gather something or some people together, especially energetically or quickly: Go rustle up the kids and let's go for a drive. I went to the kitchen to rustle some dinner up.
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Instead you can stroll back to the caravan, pop the little ones under the shower and rustle up a meal in kitchen kitted out with all the latest mod cons.
Four per cent even admitted they had got someone else to rustle up a meal and claimed the credit in an attempt to impress their friends.
This week, stuck in a motor home in the middle of a field, he manages to rustle up an array of treats, including tandoori tikka prawns, grilled mackerel with coriander and shallot pickle, and pork chops.
I'm anxiously awaiting what the new cowboy in town is going to rustle up for a broad agenda.
I'm surprised one of his researchers didn't notice and rustle up a feature on "Should we wear cartoon socks when we are of a certain age?
But organisers, - keen to rustle up a lot more support - still managed to smash the European record at the north Wales danceathon.
NIMBLE-fingered cooks are being invited to rustle up some tasty treats to sell at a country market.
Baking is one thing, I can rustle up a cake in no time at all, but when it comes to proper food that grown-ups like to eat, my cooking always seems to fall a bit flat.
The Smart Cooking scheme, to be launched in schools next week, will teach pupils how to rustle up cheap and healthy dishes.