cobble (something) up

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cobble (something) up

To assemble or complete something quickly and/or sloppily. The incoherent argument in your paper tells me that you cobbled it up in study hall. Look at that rickety bike—it looks like he just cobbled it up with old junk from his basement.
See also: cobble, up

cobble something up

 and cobble something together
to make something or put something together hastily or carelessly. Who cobbled this thing up? Take it apart and start over. The kids cobbled up their model planes badly. It looks like you cobbled together that report just last night.
See also: cobble, up
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"In terms of culture and tourism, it does not look good if they are digging all these cobbles up. It's a World Heritage site and we need to respect the public realm."
"In the past, when these things have happened, the work hasn't been done, so somebody cobbles up a response to it as quickly as they can" he says.
I would prefer the county to rip the cobbles up and start again, but I don't think that will happen."