Jerry-build



[jer-ee-bild] /ˈdʒɛr iˌbɪld/

verb (used with object), jerry-built, jerry-building.
1.
to build cheaply and flimsily.
verb -builds, -building, -built
1.
(transitive) to build (houses, flats, etc) badly using cheap materials

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