To document an action or activity without actually performing the action or witnessing the activity.
Architect: I needed a retaining wall design so I just paper-whipped it with copy from another job.
Nuclear Technician 1: Hey, my geiger counter is broken and I need to fill out this report for the NRC, what am I gonna do?
Nuclear Technician 2; No problem, the readings were 17, 12 and 5 - all well within limits and believable. That's what you call a good old-fashioned paper-whippin', now let's go get us some liquor.