crank something out

crank out

To do or complete something quickly (and perhaps with a loss of quality as a result). A noun or pronoun can be used between "crank" and "out." With the deadline looming, the staff was able to crank out the layout in just a few hours, thank goodness. I write a novel every few years, but that author seems to crank one out every few months!
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crank something out

tv. to produce something; to make a lot of something. She can crank mystery novels out like fury. They’re all good, too.
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