fender-bender


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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

1. n. a minor accident. (see also rear-ender.) There are a couple of fender-benders on the expressway this morning, so be careful.
2. n. a reckless driver (who causes minor accidents). I can’t get insurance on my seventeen-year-old, who is a hopeless fender-bender.
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There were no breaks, no fender-bender," a local bartender, who works in an establishment at the intersection where the alleged incident happened, says, quoted by the Bulgaria "Trud" (Labor) daily.
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He also said, "Sometimes there are no rules and the manner motor-vehicles are seen in a maddening melee to get where they're going, as if no regulations were in place to make the process run smoother." While impatient drivers show little hesitation in risking a fender-bender, crossing the street is a daunting endeavour for the residents on foot.
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