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slapdash

Lacking in careful planning, arrangement, execution, etc., especially as a result of carelessness or haste. He failed to impress his interviewers with his slapdash answers. A: "Sorry that the meal is so slapdash." B: "That's all right—it's all really delicious!"

slap-dash

mod. fast and careless. I wish you hadn’t done it in such a slap-dash fashion.
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We aren't advising you to slapdash your Bosc pear painting, but part of being successful is learning to do your best work while meeting due dates.
"I played alone and wandered a great deal over the hills, painting watercolors that literally exploded, slapdash over my pages, and drew in pencil or pen and ink in a wild and undisciplined manner" (2).
His latest book, Liberalism Kills Kids, is typical of the genre: a slapdash compendium of wild tales and outrageous allegations that would persuade only the gullible.
Working with South African contacts he had developed during his brief career as a freedom fighter, Abramoff produced Red Scorpion, a slapdash action movie starring Dolph Lundgren (best known as the steroid-enhanced, genetically engineered Soviet boxer who battled Rocky Balboa in Rocky IV).
Jensen's compositions would seem unresolved or even incomplete were it not for their intuitive elegance: That he often minimizes the physical work necessary to produce his paintings belies the mental effort it takes to create such apparently slapdash beauty.
Music, physical education, art, and vocational subjects are taught in a slapdash manner or completely ignored.
The volume suffers from a lack of care in copy editing, giving it a slapdash air that's not a fatal flaw but a distracting one.
Currently Jessica is in Texas visiting her ailing Uncle Scooter, owner of the most dilapidated honky tonk, the Slapdash Bar and Grill, but though away only six weeks she learns her beloved relative is dying the victim of a pharmaceutical research experiment.
The engines rolling out of the Toyota Motorsports shop in Cologne, Germany, for the formula One racing team are undoubtedly processed with such care that Lexus engine manufacture looks somewhat slapdash by comparison.
(They'll see that, yes, the book can be rambling and slapdash, too--which is as much a reflection on Knopf as it is on Clinton, since the publisher insisted the memoir cover his whole life.) The sections on Monica that so dominated the first days stories are brief and uninteresting.
Lisa Hopkins has a good topic and a nice verve; unfortunately, her slapdash book, shaped in part by reaction to the death of Princess Di (25), needs better evidence, better logic, better editions cited, better translations (80, "dessus" becomes "under"), more use of primary sources, fewer slips like including Dante among Spenser's "classical models" (156), and more common sense.
In June the National Catholic Register printed an op-ed piece criticizing the book, calling it "slapdash reporting" and "propaganda." Crisis magazine also faulted the book's methodology, reminding readers that "the facts matter" and the ends do not justify the means.
There will probably be many who would not even consider auditioning such a recording, thinking that it must be some sort of slapdash novelty production hastened to market in time for Christmas, but let me assure you that this is an excellent production, with serious musicians seriously recorded, informative liner notes, and a wonderful sense of joy that is perfectly appropriate for the holiday season.
He wrote that his studies of provencal wheatfields were "done quickly, quickly, quickly, and in a hurry just like the harvester who is silent under the blazing sun, intent only on the reaping." But there is nothing slapdash in such work: Van Gogh explained that his wheatfield paintings were "calculated long beforehand."
Spain take on Yugoslavia in Bruges this afternoon, knowing they have pushed themselves into a corner after another slapdash start to a major championship.