clunker

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clunker

1. A car that is in poor condition. I think it's time for me to get a new car—this one has turned out to be a real clunker.
2. Someone or something deemed to be insignificant or ineffectual. I had high hopes for the new employee, but he turned out to be a real clunker.

clunker

1. n. an old car. He drives an old clunker and doesn’t have any insurance.
2. n. someone or something worthless; a clinker. We have to get the clunkers off the payroll.
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is driven 15,000 miles per year, so a clunker consumes 1,000 gallons of gas per year vs.
"Why just replace a clunker when there are so many reasons to hate your car," said Kelly.
(2) A clunker van that was used in the Cash for Clunkers program at Harr Toyota in Worcester.
If you can't qualify for all of that--not just a part of it; all of it--and you still buy a car from one of these dealers, then you are below moronic; you're a Clunker with Cash.
If Rent-a-Clunker's very first car actually was a clunker (which, by the way, is North American slang for a dilapidated vehicle), why wasn't I a speck on the horizon in a shiny sedan from Kurt's Rent-a-Car?
And for the environmentalists, the minuscule increase in mpg required to qualify as a clunker replacement is hardly a victory.
One Chrysler minivan was truly a clunker, with a large dent on its right side, and a side-view mirror secured with duct tape and a zip tie.
SHE HAS NEVER released a clunker of an album since she burst on the scene with Seven Year Ache in 1981.
Smith was an absolutely amazing columnist, and these 167 pieces that ran between 1941 and 1981 are all top-notch, without a clunker in the bunch.
While this book is not a clunker (and it easily could have been, considering how quickly it was written), it succeeds only in the modest goal of recounting Barry's rise and fall-a swell, if overly familiar, story.