Why shouldn't creeds totter when they are jerry-built creeds?
The house was new but jerry-built, reeked of drains, and swarmed with vermin.
I should say it was built on contract, and jerry-built at that.
From her way of saying it, you would have supposed it had been jerry-built last week.
It was, I perceive, a jerry-built scheme, run up at short notice.
The expression “jerry-built” is applied to houses built badly and of inferior materials, and run up by a speculative builder.
See the finest position in the neighbourhood occupied by a jerry-built Moorish nightmare?
As the comedian in the piece remarked—and it is the only phrase you carry away—Jericho must have been jerry-built.
Jerry-built shanties with rattletrap aircars grounded around them.
A work of beauty which cannot stand an intimate examination is a poor and jerry-built thing.