care and feeding

noun

Definition of care and feeding

: the providing of what is needed for sustenance, well-being, or efficient operation machines that don't need a lot of care and feeding

Examples of care and feeding in a Sentence

devotes too much time to the care and feeding of her buggy computer
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First Known Use of care and feeding

1965, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

22 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Care and feeding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/care%20and%20feeding. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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