jerry-built jerry-built


  • (adj) of inferior workmanship and materials


  1. Suspended from the ceiling is a jerry-built lightbox of perspex and wood.
  2. Down, cried the Commission, with pedagogy and its vast jerry-built structure of normal schools, teachers' colleges, Schools and Departments of Education.
  3. Better a jerry-built movie about solid people than the reverse.


  • This Shutdown Season, The President Garfield Assassination Still Haunts Us

    The great government shutdown of 2013 sure has had its moments. Veterans calling for the President to “tear down this wall” jerry-built to close the World War II memorial; Representatives in Congress pleading that they need their biweekly paychecks (where have you gone, property qualifications for office!); the farce of the Obamacare rollout.
    on October 14, 2013     Source: Forbes

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