jerry-building jerry-building

Definition(s):

  • (n) construction of inferior buildings for a quick profit

Usage(s):

  1. To plug the gaping hole in its summer schedule, NBC is jerry-building a schedule of reruns, specials and movies.
  2. Clergymen rightly fear that this spiritual construction is sometimes no better than jerry-building.

Quotes

  • The House of Commons vote showed "thoughtful argument, skilfully deployed in the service of a good cause, can still beat arrogant short-term political jerry-building", Pullman said. "The episode also shows that if we want to guard freedom of...
    on Feb 1, 2006 By: Philip Pullman Source: BBC News

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