hacked up


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hacked up

(jargon, programming)
Sufficiently patched, kluged, and tweaked that the surgical scars are beginning to crowd out normal tissue (compare critical mass). Not all programs that are hacked become "hacked up"; if modifications are done with some eye to coherence and continued maintainability, the software may emerge better for the experience.

Contrast hack up.
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In the end he just scraped home from Marked Man, but the view that the form as it stands in the book doesn't do him justice was bolstered by his subsequent performance at Wincanton, when he hacked up by ten lengths.
Hacked up over today's course on latest outing back in May.