You can just do it haphazardly

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nagomi

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Korean
I was putting on an overall with my colleague and he was a bit slow and we were running out of time. I told him "You can just do it haphazardly, we're just passing through, not going into any particular facility" to mean "you don't have to tidy up your overall so carefully."

I think the English language doesn't have the word for "do something not very carefully out of laziness or lack of time," but I found "skim." But "skim" doesn't seem to fit in here. ie) you can't just skim the tax report.

How can I make "You can just do it haphazardly" more natural?
 
  • Chez

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    English English
    Yes, 'haphazard' is a bit too formal for that situation.

    You don't need to put it on/do it up properly, we're only passing through.
    Don't bother putting it on/doing it up properly, ...
     

    nagomi

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    Korean
    Yes, 'haphazard' is a bit too formal for that situation.

    You don't need to put it on/do it up properly, we're only passing through.
    Don't bother putting it on/doing it up properly, ...
    Properly, it was. Thank you.
     
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