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slap together

To assemble, arrange, or put together haphazardly, carelessly, or in haste. A noun or pronoun can be used between "slap" and "together." A: "This dinner is delicious!" B: "It's nothing special. I just slapped together a few different leftovers we had in the fridge." You can tell they slapped a bunch of clichés together when they were writing the story. Be sure to follow the instructions—don't just slap it together like you usually do!
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Bacteria slap together an antibiotic molecule piece by piece, with different genes or sets of genes controlling each new addition.
If a sales clerk at an electronics superstore can slap together a top-of-the-line computer in ten minutes, however, surely automakers and parts suppliers can figure out how to build a custom-ordered car in a week, some analysts argue.
Most minisystem designers ignore this conundrum and just slap together a flashy looking (and tinny-sounding) low-budget box.
Just slap together a peanut butter and banana sandwich on whole wheat bread, accompany it with a glass of milk, and you have a balanced meal.
And, you know, he just may be: Werbach did slap together this bunch of windy green platitudes and insipid stories about green heroes into a book which is being marketed on the notoriety of his two-year sinecure as the president of the Sierra Club.
"Some window distributors slap together different window parts and put their name on the window," says Neill.
Perhaps, in the rush to slap together a good speech, Martin did not have time to actually read King Lear, or even the Cliff's Notes, and was forced to take Time's word for it.
In fact, the journalistic blood-feast over this scandal reveals at least as much about the news media as it does about Congress: its proclivity toward dinky stories that beat reporters can slap together on deadline, and the collective mid-life yearning for the glory days of Watergate.