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.
With the introduction of the TRT transverse roller top belt, the company is said to replace problematic, high-maintenance logistical systems in the final finish area with no-maintenance, no-downtime, straightforward solutions.
The impactor design incorporates both primary and secondary aprons for maximum product control, eliminating the need for high-maintenance grate bars and discharge screens that often clog.
Stroll through the butterfly garden, organic kitchen plots, and the rest of the themed and unapologetically high-maintenance landscapes this month while everything is in peak bloom.
"I had assumed she was a low-maintenance client, the kind we all want to land because high-maintenance clients take more work and time to keep happy."
Focusing upon properly and effectively maintaining their best employees by identifying and appreciating high-maintenance high performers, understanding their behavior, creating the best work environment, rewarding and leading high-maintenance high performers, and integrating them into teams, High Maintenance Employees is very strongly recommended reading for business executives and managers as an instructive reference for obtaining the most productive and progressive workplace possible.
Written by expert business coach Katherine Graham Leviss, High-Maintenance Employees is a solid guide to managing high-performance employees who are also high maintenance.
The move will assist the Plymouth mill by eliminating high-maintenance and high-energy consuming equipment.
Though Jill Marie Jones portrays high-maintenance diva Toni Childs on the UPN television show Girlfriends, she likes her beauty to appear effortless offscreen.
army considered various alternatives to the high-maintenance horse (an 1850s flirtation with imported camels ended with their discharge into the deserts of the Southwest).
The high-maintenance Fibermax cotton was fertilized for a four bale per acre yield goal and received all the irrigation necessary to meet its daily evaporative demand.
Missile counter-measures are already used on military aircraft but are seen as too high-maintenance for commercial aircraft.
The company's 10-, 11-, and 12-bit RM miniature magnetic rotary encoders provide an alternative to high-maintenance glass encoders.
IT'S tough being profound,as the writer Plum Sykes explains when describing her first novel Bergdorf Blondes, about the high-maintenance lassies who shop at New York's Bergdorf Goodman department store.
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.