(third-person singular simple present pencil whips, present participle pencil whipping, simple past and past participle pencil whipped)
- (idiomatic) To approve a document without actually knowing or reviewing what it is that is being approved.
- (idiomatic) To complete a form, record, or document without having performed the implied work or without supporting data or evidence.
- Knowing the auditors were coming in just a week, we chose to pencil whip the quarterly inventory forms for the last year.
This term is popular among military personnel and auditors.