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    Exclamation Fender-bender

    Hello,

    While reading I came across with this phrasal line ' fender-bender ' It was

    actually reffering to an accident in this context, " I can't believe the damage

    is going to cost me 8000 bucks. it was just a fender bender "

    Is that mean, a person though met with a major accident but sustained minor injuries ?

    Can anyone kindly explain the exact meaning of the words and the other context where this line can be used ?

    Thanks in advance .

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    Philly is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: Fender-bender

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    A "fender bender" is a minor automobile accident. The damage is typically minor and is limited to the car(s) involved (i.e., no human injuries).
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    The person in your sentence is expressing surprise that the cost of repairing the damage from a minor accident is going to be quite high --- much higher than he/she expected.
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    Hello, Mr. Philly

    Thanks a lot for your detailed explanation.

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