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fender bender

A small car accident in which minimal damage is incurred. Michelle was a new driver so she was extremely upset when she had her first accident. Luckily, it was a fender bender and there was no real damage to either car involved.
See also: bender, fender

fender bender

Fig. a minor car accident. A small fender bender tied up traffic on the expressway for hours!
See also: bender, fender
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Caption: SLIP AND SLIDE--Many highways were virtually impassable as vehicles clogged lanes after minor fender benders.
There probably were several other minor fender benders, Delf said, that wouldn't require police presence.
Matters such as what to do with an elderly shoplifter, whether to enforce an outstanding warrant for a poor mother, or whether to report a minor fender bender during a shift may not be the stuff of action-adventure movies, but they weigh on many police officers nonetheless.
The first products to hit the market under this agreement include the DVR 700 In-Vehicle Dashboard Event Video Recorder that mounts on the windshield just behind the rear view mirror and records continually so you can record interesting, fun experiences during your travels as well as any accidents or fender benders you may encounter.
As a punishment to myself, because I get in all these little fender benders, I don't get it fixed.
There's plenty of fender benders, but nothing terrible,'' said Lt.
It's already tough going in the freeway construction zone, and we've heard of a handful of fender benders and even more near misses.
There's been a lot of vehicle versus pedestrian accidents and fender benders there.
Parents and instructors sit back and relax as beginning drivers are lead through the Driving Academy without the threat of any fender benders.
30, 1996--Los Angeles' Halloween-eve rain storm did more than cause minor flooding and countless fender benders.
My oldest is 17, and she's had a few fender benders already, little stuff,'' Greenstein said.
I've seen them all - fatality crashes, fender benders,'' said Kobe, 39, who will return to administrative duties at the Santa Clarita station on Monday.
The number of fender benders reported on Santa Clarita city streets included an injury accident involving five vehicles on McBean Parkway and Decoro Drive.
There were fewer accidents in and around Santa Clarita on Saturday than on Friday, when the California Highway Patrol scrambled to keep up with overturned vehicles and fender benders.
They don't have accident scene reports to record the details of fender benders.