slash and burn
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slash and burn (not comparable)
- Rough, coarse and lacking finesse, performed with little skill.
- His slash and burn approach to management resulted in few friends and many enemies.
slash and burn (uncountable)
- A technique in agriculture where plant matter is roughly cut down and then burned over to prepare fields for the next crop.
- To apply the slash and burn technique.
- We'll slash and burn this week and plant next.