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chicken wing it

chicken wing it
 v. phr.— «The armor the marines slapped together included heavier doors that could not be latched, so they “chicken winged it” by holding them shut with their arms as they traveled.» —“Bloodied Marines Sound Off About Want of Armor and Men” by Michael Moss New York Times Apr. 25, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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