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jerry–built

adjective

: built cheaply and quickly : not well-built

Full Definition of JERRY-BUILT

1
:  built cheaply and unsubstantially
2
:  carelessly or hastily put together

Origin of JERRY-BUILT

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1869

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