tack (something) onto (something else)

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tack (something) onto (something else)

1. To fix, fasten, or secure something onto something or some surface with or as with tacks or small nails. I just need to tack some aluminum sheeting onto the side of the barn. He's been going around tacking his posters onto the walls around campus.
2. To add something onto something else, especially that which is unwanted or superfluous. It feels like the filmmakers tacked the love story onto the plot at the last minute. They tacked a number of service charges onto my bill that they were not able to explain. If you kids keep talking, I'll tack an extra 50 pages onto your homework for the weekend.
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tack something onto something

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to add something onto something. The waiter kept tacking charges onto my bill. He tacked on charge after charge.
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But then again it was under Labour's stewardship that our former local health board, Argyll and Clyde, was shut down and parts of it merged into Highlands health board and others tacked onto Greater Glasgow Health Board.
The loan is repaid through a fee tacked onto a property tax bill collected by the county, and then sent to the private-sector lender that originated the loan.
Since related agencies are tacked onto DOT spending bills, the NTSB also closed for the duration, delaying ongoing investigations and postponing new ones.
The program can fund up to 100 percent of a project's total costs, with the loan repaid through a fee tacked onto a property tax bill.
When New Jersey lawmakers were hashing out a regulatory framework in May and June for sports betting, several major sports leagues sought "integrity fees," tacked onto every sports bet and payable to the leagues.
It was noted that coming into the city will release the surcharge for city water use which is tacked onto each customer that is out of the city limits.
The loans, which come from private lenders, are then to be repaid using additional charges tacked onto building owners' property-tax bills.The savings from lower utility costs will typically be enough to cover the higher charges.<br />"There's no fiscal impact (for municipalities)," Stringer said.<br />The PACE program was begunin 2016, and PACE Wisconsin approved financing for its first project in December 2017.
"And now that they feel they've given bankers something, they might decide to wait on other changes."<br />The non-legislative adjustments that bankers plan to pursue for the next year include regulations tacked onto the original Community Reinvestment Act, which was intended to encourage depository institutions to meet the credit needs of their communities.
Creation of a huddle board represents one method of addressing issues; a problem can be reported and tacked onto the huddle board as it occurs.
John Cornyn, R-Texas, to strengthen the criminal gun background check system has been tacked onto a massive spending bill lawmakers are rushing to pass by Friday night to avoid another federal government shutdown.
We tacked onto port and sailed into a very bumpy sea-state, toward the outer clearance mark, making a very quick gain on Comanche who was getting badly gassed by the lead boat Black Jack.
If convicted, Koss would face up to five years in prison with heavy fines potentially tacked onto that sentence, (http://criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-charges/threatening-the-president-or-other-government-officials.html) according to FindLaw .
" Valverde fielded a starting 11 with few regular first-choice players, allowing Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Andres Iniesta to have extra rest, tacked onto the end of the short winter break.
I remember talking to Eden Project Creator, Tim Schmidt about the gardens and he told me, "Until I spent time working outdoors, I thought the weather forecast was just something tacked onto the end of the news.