punch list


Definition of punch list

: a list of usually minor tasks to be completed at the end of a project

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Having a professional handyman come through and knock out that punch list of items before opening day is a great idea and will not only send positive signals to your prospective buyer but save you money on the home inspection. Jonathan Fox, chicagotribune.com, "7 investments to help you get top-dollar in a home sale," 6 July 2017 The Department of City Planning, which moved in a couple of years ago, is still working through a punch list for its new public hearing room in the concourse below the lobby that leads to the subways. Jane Margolies, New York Times, "Equitable Building, Spur for Modern Zoning, Will Get a $50 Million Face-Lift," 20 Mar. 2018 There are certain things on their punch list — their must-haves — and usually a deck is right up there. Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian, kansascity, "Take a peek inside this $1.25 million River Market condo," 7 Feb. 2018 Elgin Community Development Director Marc Mylott said the city recently was told the building was ready for a walk-through, with a punch list for floors 6-15. Mike Danahey, Elgin Courier-News, "Inspections bring Elgin Tower Building closer to completion," 13 Dec. 2017 The outstanding problems on the line, according to the authority, include minor issues such as fixing door closures and signage and are akin to a punch list of issues that are usually addressed before a final home inspection. Emma G. Fitzsimmons, New York Times, "Months After Second Avenue Subway Opening, Safety Testing Is Not Finished," 20 Sep. 2017 Jordan Cline, project manager for Kansas City Parks and Recreation, said workers were completing testing and working on punch list items this week. Robert A. Cronkleton, kansascity, "Know that sad, empty fountain at Meyer Circle? Ward Parkway drivers, take heart," 11 Oct. 2017 Those 140 punch list items, about average for a widebody, Mr. Baldwin says, will be addressed this week by Boeing and its suppliers. Scott Mccartney, WSJ, "How to Inspect Every Piece of a Widebody Airplane," 31 Aug. 2017

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1955, in the meaning defined above

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