cream puff

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cream puff

1. Someone deemed to be weak and cowardly. That guy's a total cream puff—there's no way he'll show up to meet you in the boxing ring.
2. A used car that has been very well maintained. I wouldn't buy a used car unless it's a total cream puff.
See also: cream, puff

cream puff

1. n. a weakling; a wimp. Don’t be a cream puff all your life! Join a health club!
2. n. a used car that is in very good condition. This one is a real cream puff. Only driven to church by a little old lady.
See also: cream, puff
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A cream puff is worth $5,000 and a lemon is only worth $2,000.
If a cream puff owner wants to sell the car for its true value, $5,000, the owner has to convey the information concerning the car's type in a way the buyer will believe.
The assumption that drives these conclusions is not only that buyers are unable to tell whether the appraisal is of high or minimal quality (i.e., a cream puff or a lemon), but also that appraisers cannot provide evidence of the quality of appraisals that buyers will trust.