jerry-built

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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.

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