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throw something together

 and slap something together
to assemble or arrange something in haste. Don't just slap something together! Use care and do it right. You assembled this device very badly. It seems that you just slapped it together. John went into the kitchen to throw together something for dinner.
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throw together

1. Assemble hurriedly, as in I just threw together some salad and took it along. [Early 1700s]
2. Cause to associate, as in Their parents were always throwing the young couple together hoping they would like each other . [Early 1800s]
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throw together

v.
1. To assemble or arrange someone or something hurriedly or haphazardly: The cook threw together some supper. I threw together an outfit. We threw the trip together in a week.
2. To force some people into relation or proximity with one another. Used chiefly in the passive: The survivors were thrown together by the tragic shipwreck.
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The 50 high school students, from 42 Delaware Valley Schools, will be divided into five teams of ten and have 20 minutes to slap together the ingredients and make their assigned specialty hoagie after receiving "Hold the Onions," which explains the scenario about competing to get their product approved by a food distributor and put on the market.
Children will love being the star of their own dance party as they appear on TV to drum out rhymes, slap together compound words, flutter like feathers and dance like dinos.
Admittedly, it's a fuzzy focus, but it's all the filmmakers can slap together.
So many firms slap together shoddy work, with a weak message and low quality graphic, just to get their point across instead of taking the time to understand these small details that derive from consumer psychology.
Carlton is musically superior to pop's reigning teen queens, but her unspecific lyrics of lost, forbidden or forgotten love are comparable to the trite tales studio musicians slap together for the aforementioned pop pinups.
Too often, firms slap together what is essentially the central nervous system of their inspections.
Blaming the best-selling author over the Hollywood hacks who were hired to slap together a movie at the zero hour just to retain property rights, that's a new one.
Anybody can slap together a bunch of card tables and chairs in their living room for the fantasy football draft," said Grant Leech, Miller Lite vice president of marketing.
Earlier this season, for example, after the success of ``There's Something About Mary,'' ABC enlisted the guys who wrote the original screenplay - before the Farrelly brothers put their distinctively inspired, crowd-pleasing touches to it - to slap together a mildly racy, eye-rollingly wacky sitcom called ``Odd Man Out.