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high-maintenance

adj
1. (of a piece of equipment, motor vehicle, etc) requiring regular maintenance to keep it in working order
2. informal (of a person) requiring a high level of care and attention; demanding
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Washington DC [USA], Dec 16 ( ANI ): Hollywood legend Meryl Streep has finally responded to the remarks Tom Hanks made, calling her 'high maintenance'.
"High Maintenance" is curious about every character in a scene--not just the bored affluent couple obsessing over their infant daughter, but also the disheveled immigrant collecting cans and bottles from their trash for their paltry five-cent deposits.
Average number of make-up items in bag: 8 Average time to get ready in the morning: 45 minutes Average High Maintenance rating: 3/5 High maintenance rating: 3/ The conclusion GIRLS in Glasgow are often accused of being much more beauty conscious and high maintenance but our results show that east coast girls actually take longer to get ready in the morning and rate themselves higher maintenance than their west coast counterparts.
Floor finishes based on Rhoplex MP emulsion are recommended for periodic and high maintenance environments, such as supermarkets, non-food retail and office building lobbies.
A switch and sensor manufacturer, providing products to the automotive, aerospace, marine, information technology, medical, electronics and appliance industries, was faced with rising energy costs, considerable mold heat-up times and high maintenance costs associated with the regular replacement of degrading glass reinforced polyester insulation boards.
They were paying for that high maintenance, but we lost the client regardless," Allred said.
TAM said the award, given by Airbus, is based on a detailed technical analysis, recording the best indicators of operating reliability ("mechanical dispatchability") during the 2005-2006 period, reflecting the high maintenance technical standard.
The high gloss, high maintenance look requires time and the right tools and is usually pretty expensive too.
THE constituents of Eric Joyce, MP for Falkirk, must be thinking their political representative is rather high maintenance with expenses of pounds 174,811 a year.
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It is engineered to eliminate condensate handling problems, including poor heat transfer, irregular temperature control, corrosion, noise and waterhammer, tube failure, and high maintenance costs.
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