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needing frequent maintenance or repair:
My bike is high-maintenance; this is its third front wheel this month.
Informal. demanding a great deal of attention, money, or effort:
His high-maintenance girlfriend refuses to get engaged without a ring and diamond earrings to match.
(of a piece of equipment, motor vehicle, etc) requiring regular maintenance to keep it in working order
(informal) (of a person) requiring a high level of care and attention; demanding

requiring a great deal of attention and excessive effort to maintain


Requiring much care and effort to maintain: high-maintenance hair/ high-maintenance girlfriend


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