A situation where someone needs to perform a task but the method to complete the task doesn't exist so she has to create the solution herself. It derives from "rolling your own" cigarettes versus buying pre-made cigarettes.
Computer programmer #1: Is there a built-in function to filter the database?
Computer programmer #2: Sorry, man, you're going to have to roll your own.
by tofergregg February 03, 2009

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