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fender bender

noun, Informal.
a collision between motor vehicles in which there is only minor damage.
Origin of fender bender
1960-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Whether it's a small fender bender or a major injury accident, knowing in advance what to do can help you avoid costly mistakes.
  • One fender bender, my husbands fault, was a horrible nightmare.
  • In the end it proved little more than a fender bender.
  • Use of the sign should be restricted to urban areas where fender bender type crashes involve property damage only.
  • If you're in a fender bender with no injuries and you can move your vehicle from the travel lanes, do so.
  • She said the new law requires anyone involved in a fender bender to move the vehicles out of the way or else be fined.

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