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Requiring a lot of attention. When describing a person, high-maintenance usually means that the individual is emotionally needy or prone to over-dramatizing a situation to gain attention
Although he was a nice boy, his low self-esteem made him high-maintenance.
A Gianotto (snipe)가 작성 2002년 11월 03일 (일)
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A person who has expensive taste (re. clothing, restaurants, etc.).
This person is never comfortable because he/she is constantly concerned about his/her appearance.
This person feels they are better than most people and usually judge others based on outward appearances.
I am not high maintenance
John가 작성 2004년 03월 22일 (월)
1. Require (ing) a lot of work/attention to maintain.

2. Require (ing) a lot of money or attention to appearance.

3. Require (ing) a high emotional investment or en excessive amount of money.

EXAMPLES OF HIGH-MAINTENANCE BEHAVIOR:
-Having frequent professional cosmetic consultations, such as hair-dressing, manicures and pedicures
-Excessive worthless spending (tricking)
-Attention craving
-Being too delicate or suavé
NOTE: high-maintenance is primarily used to refer to attractive straight women or a person/people that's stuck on self.
Mr. Terrence L. Trezvant가 작성 2006년 05월 12일 (금)
1. Requiring much time and many products to keep their appearance at the current level. 2. And/or requiring much attention from others in relationships, romantic or otherwise.
1. I know I'm high maintenance, said the beauty queen.
2. Anne was a high maintenance employee, with her nearly daily requests for time-off or time-shifting.
dagner가 작성 2007년 12월 01일 (토)
Means you're a self-centered cunt (applies to males or females) who should not be tolerated.
YOU: "I have to warn you I'm high maintenance."
ME: "You mean you're a self-centered cunt?"
fifilarue가 작성 2015년 04월 27일 (월)
having expensive taste and multiple costly needs frequently.
The teenage girl had to have the expensive, name-brand shoes instead of the cheaper ones that were just as good.
Kristine가 작성 2003년 10월 19일 (일)
A gluttonous queen, narcissistic and mean.
She's so high maintenance, I can't stand being around her anymore.
wildfirerose가 작성 2008년 08월 12일 (화)

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