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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.
av A Gianotto (snipe) 3 november 2002
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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
av John 22 mars 2004
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.
av Mr. Terrence L. Trezvant 12 maj 2006
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.
av dagner 1 december 2007
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?"
av fifilarue 27 april 2015
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.
av Kristine 19 oktober 2003
A gluttonous queen, narcissistic and mean.
She's so high maintenance, I can't stand being around her anymore.
av wildfirerose 12 augusti 2008

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