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 this new hire, 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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Finally, and most importantly, the Abrams and Parsons methodology assumes that consumers gain surplus of 1/2 of the voucher's value (net of forfeited clunker value).
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President Obama was praised in 2009 when his administration enacted the "Cash for Clunkers" program, which was designed to encourage the public to turn in older cars in exchange for rebates toward the purchase of new, fuel-efficient cars.
(This was also a feature of the "Cash for Clunkers" program.)
Here are the numbers on the federal Cash for Clunkers rebate program for cars.
Greg Remensperger, executive vice president of the Oregon Automobile Dealers Association, vowed to challenge the attorney general's interpretation of the clunker law and urged member dealerships not to buckle under Kroger's pressure.
He added that the paperwork and conditions attached to the federal government's clunker program only helped fuel the Hate My Car campaign.
They'll get the government Clunker voucher, Your Price, and Your Cash then, as the saying goes, laugh all the way to the bank.
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?
SHE HAS NEVER released a clunker of an album since she burst on the scene with Seven Year Ache in 1981.
THIS YEAR, you might hear fewer of those radio jingles asking you to donate your old clunker to charity in exchange for a tax deduction.
Being forced to skate this clunker everyday, you're bummin'
clunker. Despite scripts for such mega-hits as "American Graffiti" and "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz became virtually invisible after "Howard the Duck." The 1994 "Radioland Murders" was their last onscreen credit.
Istel's studious deletion of the Meatloaf clunker Dance of the Vampires that opened and closed on Broadway this season was somewhat telling.