throw something together

throw together

1. To assemble, arrange, or put together haphazardly, carelessly, or in haste. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "throw" and "together." A: "This dinner is delicious!" B: "It's nothing special. I just threw together a few different leftovers we had in the fridge." You can tell they threw a bunch of clichés together when they were writing the story. Be sure to follow the instructions—don't just throw it together like you usually do!
2. To put multiple people into close proximity or association. In this usage, a name, noun, or pronoun can be used between "throw" and "together." We're going to throw the two top developers together to see what they can come up with. We were thrown together by random chance, but it ended up being the most important moment of our lives. Be sure to follow the instructions—don't just throw it together like you usually do!
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throw something together

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more than one circled in the for me to wake panic with to throw something together When we did finally get to church I returned home after the first of four services to drop off the little lady and make sure my kids eat at least one hot meal.
She was at Clyde doing an interview and said it would be good to throw something together at the SECC.
We were just out for a meal and Sharon's manager John Dunford was joking saying 'Rory you're really fast at writing mad lyrics, you should throw something together for the Irish football team over Galway Girl'.
They told him to throw something together and send it as soon as possible.
We just needed to throw something together in the last inning, and I thought we were going to win.
I actually thought we'd just get together for two hours and throw something together.
We don't want to throw something together that's not a good show.
Most of this cooking is the kind you want to do when you want to cook or when cooking will give you pleasure, not when you need to throw something together in order to eat,'' said the author of 13 cookbooks.
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