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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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When a failing generator threatened to sink the ship, a crew member figured out a way to jerry-rig the generator to bring power back to the ship, ensuring that it stayed afloat.
Combining his ingenuity with that of his two flight companions and the team at NASA control on earth - led by Ed Harris - Lovell manages to jerry-rig a solution that might get the crew back home.
Niknejad says he had to jerry-rig a vehicle-mounted camera crane, race cars were pieced together, and he found an abandoned race track that his crew fixed up.
In truth there isn't even any necessary connection among the varied elements of most "progressive" causes: Rage Against the Machine tries to jerry-rig such a link, but it doesn't really argue it so much as assert it.
The pattern is familiar: Europe has turbulent 12 months, driven by events for which it was not prepared, jerry-rigs a response, and resolves to address the deeper structural issues.
The pattern is familiar: Europe has a turbulent 12 months, driven by events for which it was not prepared, jerry-rigs a response, and resolves to address the deeper structural issues.