Jerry-build – To build cheaply and flimsily
(Pronounced jer-ee bild)
Tom and Jerry decided to build (jerry-build) a house. It was rubbish - cheap and flimsy.
Examples of jerry-build in a sentence
The house was a bit of a jerry-build, but it was all she could afford.
These cowboy builders are responsible, they only know how to jerry-build houses.
The earthquake revealed which of the houses were a jerry-build and which had been constructed correctly.