To codge?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue May 11 16:46:03 UTC 2010

A British Liberal Democratic politician (perhaps its current leader),
talking about why he wanted to take time to discuss the question of
forming a coalition government, said (BBC radio news, heard in
Boston):  "If you codge these things together ...".  Presumably here
having the same meaning as "cobble", "2. To put together or join
roughly or clumsily" -- that is, don't be hasty in repairing the situation.

I don't see "codge" in the OED.  There are about 188 Google hits for
"codge together", some not appearing to have the connotation of
"roughly, in haste", but merely "collecting, gathering from
miscellaneous handy bits."


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