jerry build


verb (used with object), jerry-built, jerry-building.
to build cheaply and flimsily.

1880–85; back formation from jerry-builder. See jerry2, build

jerry-builder, noun Unabridged
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vb , -builds, -building, -built
(tr) to build (houses, flats, etc) badly using cheap materials

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