Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

throw together

throw together
Meaning(s)
1) assemble or combine someone/something haphazardly
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    • throw something together at the last minute
  • Analysis
     When you ‘throw something together’ it means to put something together haphazardly or without too much effort or thought. This is a casual idiomatic expression used in social and professional contexts. You might ‘throw something together’ for dinner if you don’t have much time to cook or ‘throw something together’ quickly for a presentation you have forgotten about, for example.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I have no idea what I'm going to eat for dinner. I'll probably just end up throwing together a few of the leftovers in the fridge.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The project team may have been thrown together at the last minute, but they still worked effectively as a unit thanks to their professionalism. 
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. The boss decided to throw a few of our best marketing people together for a bit of a brainstorming session. He just wanted them to bounce some ideas off each other for a while.
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