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    " High maintenance " and " Low maintenance"

    Dear teachers and users.


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    When or in which situation do you say " a person is high maintenance" or low maintenance. Could you please give me some situations ? I've looked it up but can't still figure out the meaning and when I should use it....



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    and I am curious if it has a negative connotation when people say " She is high maintenance"


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    And I would like to know what this sentence means " Someone who is needy "

    Does it imply someone has no money?


    4. How do you call a person who has expensive tastes like a person who usually go to Starbucks for coffee and buy such luxury stuff even though she can't afford it..



    Thank you for talking the time, in advance ^_^

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    Re: " High maintenance " and " Low maintenance"

    1. The comment about being "high maintenance" is often used about wives and/or daughters.
    2. Yes, it does have negative connotations.
    3. "Someone who is needy" tends to refer to those who can't afford the necessities of life.
    4. "high maintenance"? - although I might make an exception for the Coffee bars!

    Hope this helps
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    Re: " High maintenance " and " Low maintenance"

    4 Someone who spends money they don't have is living beyond their means.

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    Re: " High maintenance " and " Low maintenance"

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    4 Someone who spends money they don't have is living beyond their means.
    There's a one-liner, attributed to the 19th century humorist "Josh Billings", that says: "Always live within your means, even if you have to borrow to do so"!

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    Re: " High maintenance " and " Low maintenance"

    3. Needy can also mean
    needing emotional support; insecure
    . (WordReference dictionary)

    Tramper, note the downside to asking different questions in the same thread. This one is getting very bitty as people chip in with comments on one or two of them.

    4. 'Extravagant' is a possibility.

    Please start a new thread for unrelated questions.

    Rover

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