a fender bender

a fender bender

  (American informal)
a car accident in which a car is slightly damaged We got into a fender bender just as we were leaving the parking lot at the mall.
See also: bender, fender
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When asked what could ruin a summer road trip, Americans said a fender bender (74 percent) and a flat tire (49 percent) were the top two mishaps.
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My friend and countryman [Bolt] is ok after a fender bender.
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It was about 105 degrees, and I had been in a fender bender, so I decided to take a different route to my insurance agent's office.
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His generosity came to the fore when he learned that a reporter heading for his interview was involved in a fender bender and taken to a hospital.
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The two have a fender bender while both are on the way to court, Gavin to prove that his firm should retain control over a multimillion-dollar charity, Doyle for a custody hearing.
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