jury-rig / jerry-build

jury-rig / jerry-build
   Jury-rig means "to improvise a temporary repair or substitute": Malcolm jury-rigged a tentpole out of a broom. Avoid saying jerry-rig.
   Jerry-build is a slang word meaning "to build poorly": Malcolm jerry-built a shelf that fell before we filled it with books.

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