1. needing a lot of work to keep in good condition.
*Informal* (talking about a person) demanding a lot of attention.
“I freely admit to being a high-maintenance girl.”
The phrase “high maintenance girl/woman” casually refers to a girl/woman who places exceptionally high standards on herself and her dating partner. She spends an excessive amount of time and money on herself and she expects her boyfriend/husband to spend a lot of time and money on her.
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