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monkey up in Technology

To hack together hardware for a particular task, especially a one-shot job. Connotes an extremely crufty and consciously temporary solution. Compare hack up, kluge up.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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  • When one of those scoundrels gets his monkey up on discovering an old love leading a happy life he becomes capable of everything.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • Pretty and clever; but she might run out at any corner if she got her monkey up, I should say.

  • That fellow Reitberg got my monkey up with his sneers and his crows about those German Zeppelins.

    The Great Airship. F. S. Brereton
  • But the monkey up there means a man someplace is still down here.

    What Need of Man? Harold Calin
  • Of course, a chap gets his monkey up a bit when it comes to a fight.

    Sappers and Miners George Manville Fenn
  • The mere idea has always put my monkey up, and I rapped my speech out pretty big.

    Island Nights' Entertainments Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Serpent is almost the only animal which can follow a monkey up a tree and there attack its young.

    Demonology and Devil-lore Moncure Daniel Conway
  • Then the way as they blackguard the Emperor, who wasn't by any means a bad chap, puts my monkey up I can tell you.

    A Girl of the Commune George Alfred Henty
  • But, even when the organ was played, the monkey up in the tree would not come down.

  • "Hope that gunk they used to monkey up my complexion doesn't sweat out," he told himself.

    The Best Made Plans Everett B. Cole

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