Slapdash and slipshod

Two lovely words for a not so lovely concept. They mean doing something in a hurried and careless way. Nonetheless, they have a nice sound to them.

Joe, this homework is not acceptable. It is very slapdash and you need to take more time and care over it.

potholes

The council took a very slapdash approach to the road repairs and within two months the old potholes were back.

Slipshod means much the same and derives from a Hindi term describing shoes that are worn down at the heel.
Thanks to the builder’s slipshod work, the roof has already sprung a leak.


marga

It was clear from Marga’s slipshod way of working that she would not last a month in the job.

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