from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of tinker.
- n. An act of tinkering; an experimental fix or change.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or work of a tinker.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
He said there would just be a bit of what he called tinkering and tweaking, that it was more about executing than redesign.
JSB called out that there is a renaissance in 'tinkering', a soft skill which in the past has been marginalized, but is being taken seriously as a way people learn.
GOP leaders are wary of ending a popular tax break amid a weak economy, but many of the party's rank-and-file doubt its effectiveness and are concerned about short-term tinkering with the tax code.
I'd prefer to support an open platform where tinkering is allowed and encouraged, rather than continue to use a closed one.
One "good" victim and the inertia to begin tinkering with the numbers would be overcome and the inevitable expansion of the bureaucracy would begin.
I can understand why the court would be wary in tinkering in procedural matters unless those procedures clearly go outside of what article 1 allows.
Instead of more short-term tinkering, it's time for a coherent program to start gradually reducing excess reserves.
Taleb believes in tinkering – it was to be the title of his next book.
I would imagine the GOP would be interested in tinkering with them to help gerrymander for 2010.
But aside from that, most tinkering is futile and a waste of money.
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