v. to flood, to inundate; (of unhealthy tendencies) to spread unchecked
phr. He used to abuse his power while in office.
phr. She always spends money like water.
phr. manufacture in a rough and slipshod way
idiom. hackneyed and stereotyped words, clichés
idiom. would rather go without than make do with sth shoddy or substandard, better to accept too few than to make up a number by lowering the standard
idiom. pretend to play the Yu (a wind instrument) in order to make up the number for an orchestra-- to be included in a group just to fill in a vacancy