high-maintenance


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high-maintenance

mod. [of a person] requiring much care and coddling. He’s sort of a high-maintenance guy. He requires lots of reassurance.
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Among "Fads to Forget" this summer, the Zillow Digs Home Trend Forecast lists wrought iron furniture, high-maintenance lawns and floral patterns.
If we figure the increased value of the high-maintenance treatment strictly on the cotton loan value, the return was $45 more per acre than the normal-maintenance cotton.
In a "trendy" neighbourhood that teems with high-maintenance, tightly-wound, maxed-out urbanites, people have no compunction about hectoring him regarding their sky-high expectations, which generally he is not able to meet.
Students can register for classes and Web features were added to enable registration, fee payments, and other student self-service functions, but [the system] is based on old hardware technology, high-maintenance old technology programs and an index file structure, not a relational database.
The first rule is, if you haven't much time then don't make the front garden a copy of your back garden, with high-maintenance beds, lawns and boundaries.
The design eliminates internal pilot orifices and the integral actuator with only one moving part eliminates high-maintenance external actuators, linkages and stem seals.
We've heard far less about how high-maintenance such people are.
Suppose you could set it up so that you could get all of those branches on the same information system, speaking the same language, having updates taken care of for them and replacing those high-maintenance PCs with network "shell" terminals requiring relatively little support.
The idea is to get away from the high-maintenance deployment of software and Internet access on every employee's desk.
He's a high-maintenance kind of guy: sullen, selfish, explosive, secretive, vulnerable at the core--in fact, a lot like all those pouty, narcissistic jeunes filles straight men have been pursuing in French movies since God created Brigitte Bardot.
The dust collectors for the cupola dated back to the 1920s, and the wet scrubber was a costly, high-maintenance system.
The XJTAG-based jig replaces the high-maintenance functional test fixture and has cut the test time per board from 15 minutes down to around 3.
And I certainly didn't fancy him because he's so high-maintenance - he took longer in make-up than I did," Bell added.
That's the kind of plot twist usually reserved for stars who get too greedy or high-maintenance.
One in four have dated someone who concealed their age while 55 per cent found partners became more high-maintenance as they got older.