Definition of high-maintenance
- The high-maintenance "Dracula" orchid constantly needs high levels of humidity and cooler temperatures.
- —Victoria Colliver
- They can't even afford the high-maintenance hairdos, let alone the Adidas sweats.
- —Gerri Hirshey
- Playing the victim gets you absolutely nowhere, and it only makes you seem tiring and high-maintenance to your boss.
- Matthäus is the greatest German sweeper since Beckenbauer, but he's high-maintenance. At various times in his career, he has accused a ref of taking bribes, scrapped with a teammate and, three years ago, ripped his universally beloved German teammate Jürgen Klinsmann in a tell-all book.
- —Jeff Bradley