toss together

toss together

1. To mix together a variety of different constituent parts, especially in a hasty, haphazard, or improvised manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "toss" and "together." A: "This dinner is delicious!" B: "It's nothing special. I just tossed together a few different leftovers we had in the fridge." You can tell they tossed a bunch of clichés together when they were writing the story.
2. To create, assemble, or construct something in a hasty, haphazard, or improvised manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "toss" and "together." Be sure to follow the instructions before you start building the dresser. Don't just toss it together like you usually do! I completely forgot about the assignment, so I tossed something together at the last minute.
3. To bring together multiple different people (for some purpose) very suddenly or abruptly, especially those who are unfamiliar with one another or would otherwise be unlikely to interact or work together. A noun or pronoun can be used between "toss" and "together." The management just tossed together a bunch of different developers and expected them to create some amazing new phone app. Of course it was going to be a flop! What I really liked about the course is that it tossed all these different people together so we could bring our unique knowledge and experience to the table. We were tossed together by random chance, but it ended up being the most important moment of our lives.
See also: together, toss
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

toss something together

to assemble something hastily. (See also throw something together.) This report is useless. You just tossed it together! This meal was just tossed together, but it was delicious.
See also: together, toss
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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They were a rough lot indeed, as sailors mostly are: being men rooted out of all the kindly parts of life, and condemned to toss together on the rough seas, with masters no less cruel.
Drain in a colander and return to the pan, spoon over the ragu mix and toss together. To serve, divide between 6 bowls, top with some parmesan and basil leaves, if using, and serve immediately.
Tip the oats, flaked almonds, cranberries and cinnamon into a bowl and toss together. Zest the orange over the top, then squeeze in the juice from the orange and mix together really well.
3 Add the creme fraiche to the pan, bring to the boil then add the butter, salmon, pasta, samphire and parsley and gently toss together to coat.
In a mixing bowl, toss together the ginger slices and the sea salt.
Arrange the bread in an even layer in a roasting tin, drizzle with the oil and season with a little salt and pepper then toss together. Bake for 5-10 minutes, turning once, until crisp and golden.
Toss together the lettuce, bell pepper, cucumber, parsley, olives, if using, and onion in a mixing bowl.
RELISH This is an easy, all-in-one method - add all the ingredients in a bowl, and toss together. Season to taste.
Tip in the broccoli and mushrooms, toss together using two spatulas and fry for two to three minutes.
Toss together and season with low-sodium light soy sauce and 1 tbsp oyster sauce.
Divide everything except the sausages and herbs between two large roasting tins, pour over the oil and chutney mixture and toss together. Put both trays in the oven for 25 mins.
Toss together briefly and put the halloumi slices on top.
Put the spinach leaves into a enough lemon to coat, toss together, then leave to one side.
Put the spinach leaves into a bowl, squeeze just enough lemon to coat, toss together, then leave to one side.
Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss together well.