cyrus asked in Education & ReferenceTrivia · 6 months ago

What does "held together with chewing gum and duct tape" mean in the text below?

He agrees that in the absence of the people who knew it best, the system became cumbersome to work with, held together with chewing gum and duct tape

3 Answers

  • Bill B
    Lv 6
    6 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    It means what was keeping the system together was not strong enough to make it successful.

  • 6 months ago

    It's a euphemism for 'falling apart, barely being kept functional'.

  • Dze
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    basically, falling apart and patched together just enough to keep it going ..

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