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Synonyms for hack

Synonyms for hack

one who works hard at boring tasks

a politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends

a mediocre and disdained writer

a tool (as a hoe or pick or mattock) used for breaking up the surface of the soil

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a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money

an old or over-worked horse

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a horse kept for hire

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a saddle horse used for transportation rather than sport etc

cut with a hacking tool

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be able to manage or manage successfully

cut away

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kick on the arms

kick on the shins

fix a computer program piecemeal until it works

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significantly cut up a manuscript

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cough spasmodically

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There is then another riposte to Pope, compatible with Hammond's and completing it, which would maintain that much (though not all) of the work the Scriblerians dismissed as hackery was equipped with a theory of cultural legitimation just as ambitious as that which Pope claimed for his own work.
The words and phrases in that collection of hackery are not properly identified as cliches.
Monty" is a thoroughly professional, cleverly written and sharply performed piece of mainline television hackery.
The other view is put best by Examiner Head Of News Neil Atkinson: "Clichs should be avoided like the plague" he likes to say, as he strikes a piece of hackneyed hackery from a reporter's copy.
In the clip, Stewart is not using humor to reveal deeper truths, like a Shakespearean fool; he is using humor to deflect and duck ripostes to his arguments, which he cares about, even as he denies the very existence of arguments of his own, while still hoping that those arguments, about the destructiveness of political hackery and the media-industrial complex, carry the day.
Nevertheless, we, the hackery, were keen to hear Gerald's opinion of his wander round a bend.
com, a pro-Democratic site, has posted items criticizing the Press for "partisan hackery," saying if the paper's "editorial board were any more transparent, they'd have to report their work as in-kind campaign contributions to the state GOP.
I, of course, have meanwhile pursued a career through the highways and byways of hackery.
Incumbency for life may be dead, but political hackery lives on in the form of politicians madly hopping from post to post.
Indeed, the state's tradition of robust political participation and a transparent election system seemed to ensure a smooth election process this year in spite of the antics of the secretary of state, whom many suspect of partisan hackery.
Some chaps caught up in the whirligig of TV-fuelled hype, half-baked hackery, drink-generated tribalism and other symptoms of decadent moronism are excellent cricketers.
The following handful of hackery also is useful: scenario, worst-case scenario, political football, paradigm, crucial test, litmus test, laundry list, critical mass, centerpiece, security measures, whopping figure, sudden downturn, free fall, steep decline, sharp increase/decrease, economic crunch, low profile, hard line, hot line, thin line, bottom line.
Certainly the caucuses have been plagued by the same hackery that infects Congress as a whole.
I'd like to say I expect better of Denise but actually this sort of hackery is par for the course.
Group's New PAC Targets Candidates As 'Anti-Israel' [Washington Jewish Week] Neocons Disprove Dual Loyalty Charge, Confirm Partisan Hackery Charge [Jonathan Chait] Related: Head's Up [Tablet Magazine] Earlier: Emergency Committee v.