shake and bake

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From the brand name Shake 'n Bake, a powdered seasoning.


shake and bake

  1. Something fast, or easy to use or perform; a simple, crude object or action.
    • 2001, Philip Ball, Molecules: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford 2003, p. 24:
      Yet, until the last few decades of the twentieth century, the approach that Levi describes, which chemists like to call ‘shake and bake’, was often the best they could do.


shake and bake

  1. Crude, unsophisticated; not professionally done, improvised.