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view main entry for fastidiousadjective  /fæˈstɪdiəs/
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noun [uncountable]
fastidiousness noun [uncountable]Careful and cautious: careful, cautious, thorough, painstaking, systematic, organized, meticulous, methodical, exact, risk-averseClean and tidy in appearance: clean, tidy, fastidious, smart, spruce, clean-cut, well-groomed, dapper, groomed, not have a hair out of place

mom jeans

a style of loose-fitting jeans with a high waist, often considered unfashionable

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Employed but with No Disposable Income or Savings: people who are in work but only earn just enough to live on

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