handyman's special

Definition of handyman's special

US, informal

  1. :  a house that is being sold at a low price because it needs many repairs Bought a handyman's special because the price was right.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a person who does odd jobs

    :  one competent in a variety of small skills or inventive or ingenious in repair or maintenance work —called also handyperson

  1. :  distinguished by some unusual quality

    :  being in some way superior

    :  held in particular esteem

  1. :  one that is used for a special service or occasion

    :  something (as a television program) that is not part of a regular series

    :  a featured dish at a restaurant

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holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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