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string something together

to connect things, such as beads, together, as with string. I spent all afternoon stringing beads together. My pearls broke and I had to take them to a jeweler to have them strung together again.
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string together

Compose, assemble, as in There's more to devising an effective slogan than stringing together some words. This expression alludes to threading beads on a string. [First half of 1800s]
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string together

v.
1. To arrange something in a string or series: This sentence makes no sense—you've just strung a bunch of words together at random! They worked all night stringing the flowers together to make those garlands.
2. To produce something by arranging in a string or series: I was able to string together a flimsy excuse for my chronic lateness. How do you expect to be a successful lawyer when you can barely string an argument together?
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ECR had outscored its first two playoff opponents 29-3, but couldn't string together many rallies off Miranda (8-1).
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Players will also find themselves awed by a robust "words of power" system where players string together their own magical preferences, a deeply layered crafting path, a dynamic world that reacts to their decisions, and a fiercely competitive guild system where players can organize to control NPC tribes, destroy opposing guilds, and fight for territorial conquest.
They've also come up with a simple way to tie the whole ball of string together, deftly showing how humans live the story of creation in fast motion, going from the aquarium of our mother's womb and then back to the earth and ether upon death.
Several scientists report making catalytic antibodies that break the tough amide bond between amino acids, which string together into enzymes and other proteins.
If the company can string together more profitable quarters, then its earnings estimates should move higher and leave some large and bright smiles on the faces of investors.
And dammit, we've got to find a way to grow up and put a string together.
The game's innovative stealth dash move allows gamers to string together breathtaking combos and confuse their enemies with a ghostly afterimage.