jerry-building :

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  • n  construction of inferior buildings for a quick profit

  • We must choose between the planned, corporate-dominated collectivism that capitalism is jerry-building to deal with its destructive contradictions ("socialism" for the rich) and a .
  • To plug the gaping hole in its summer schedule, NBC is jerry-building a schedule of reruns, specials and movies.
  • Compared with The Plantation (PTI, March 2, 1953), Author Pierce's impressive first novel, On a Lonesome Porch suffers from literary jerry-building.

  • Philip Pullman in BBC News
    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...

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