jury rig

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jury rig

[′ju̇r·ē ‚rig]
(mining engineering)
Any makeshift or temporary device, rig, or piece of equipment.
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Until then, they had been barred from the business, and the FCC had attempted to jerryrig something they called "video dial tone" as a means of letting the phone companies offer video without violating the federal statute.
Maybe this is just one more effort to jerryrig some kind of fancy theoretical rhetoric about public-spirited public managers as leaders who contribute to the functioning of democracy to fit the unpleasant, practical reality of public managers as leaders who can and do take initiative.(19)
50) just up the logging road from Blue Lake, Korbel is a commedia soap opera dissecting the frustrated lives of a lumber family crushed by the region's economic woes: When Dot's eldest son stoops to accepting welfare, and her transvestite younger son confesses he prefers sleeping with women ("That's right, Ma, I'm a lesbian," he tells her), Dot jerryrigs the microwave oven's safety catch and bakes her own brains.