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fender bender

or fender-bender

noun, Informal.
a collision between motor vehicles in which there is only minor damage.
Origin of fender bender
First recorded in 1960-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Angela was in a fender-bender about four months ago—not her fault, she insisted—and a police officer asked to see Arizona ID.

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A minor car accident; trivial collision: I've only had one fender-bender since I got it (1960s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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