patch together

phrasal verb

patched together; patching together; patches together
: to put (something) together usually in a quick or careless way
She patched a meal together from what was in the cupboard.
They quickly patched together a new plan.

Examples of patch together in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Might there be some leverage to be had over private investors—leverage that, without a legislative battle, could be used to patch together some form of rent control after all? Mya Frazier, Harper's Magazine, 26 Feb. 2024 My own wedding had been a compromise: small, patched together with only $5,000. Lyz Lenz, Glamour, 21 Feb. 2024 As Yemen threatened to descend into civil war, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) fashioned an interim government, which patched together a power-sharing agreement between the feuding old Yemeni elites in the General People’s Congress and Islah and removed Saleh from office. Charles Schmitz, Foreign Affairs, 19 Apr. 2015 Give yourself about 10 days to cycle as much of the heel of Italy's boot as possible, patching together an epic route out of country roads and uncongested coastal trails. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, 26 Jan. 2024 But still, with Samson Johnson stepping in and coach Dan Hurley navigating foul trouble, the Huskies were able to patch together a win. Joe Arruda, Hartford Courant, 1 Jan. 2024 The pandemic’s Open Streets program, patched together at first with movable fences and lemonade stands, has borne a new set of permanent transformations, fitted out with measures to tame cars, attract (and slow down) bikers, relax pedestrians, and elide the difference between sidewalk and street. Justin Davidson, Curbed, 12 Dec. 2023 The layered kitchen, a neo-traditional approach that artfully patches together materials and styles. Sophie Donelson, WSJ, 30 Nov. 2023 Because broadcasters have patched together a Kafka-esque web of agreements, they're spread across a range of television networks. WIRED, 9 Nov. 2023

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“Patch together.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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