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McMansion

A derogatory term for a large house on a small lot; the term is intended to give a sense of uniformity and pretension.Also called starter castle.

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Before you know it, the elementary school down the block is converted into loft condominiums, that run-down strip mall is replaced with an upscale shopping and entertainment destination, and the 40-acre family farm becomes eighteen 4,000 square foot McMansions.
I grew up in a time right before the advent of cable TV, missing kids on milk cartons, class action lawsuits, McMansions, suburban sprawl, mobile telephones, play dates and everything else that seems to have sucked the fun out of being a kid these days.
Maybe it's less than accurate to say that nobody wants Hummers or McMansions or designer duds.
There was a time when Hummer was quite popular, but that was earlier in this decade when people wanted McMansions and suburban assault vehicles.
consumers haven't learned their lesson and started to govern themselves from taking out loans on McMansions and other things they can't afford, there isn't much anyone's going to be able to do for the financial sector anyway.
This is the land of real estate booms, planned communities and McMansions.
Bothered to see shooting ranges being shut down and chased farther out of town by McMansions and townhouse communities?
Milani, a prominent developer of McMansions, has twice narrowly escaped foreclosure on his home.
This leads her into personal reflections on why so much is spent on McMansions in new suburbs or on attempts to restore heritage housing in older suburbs, as well as discussion of the problem of racism in Cronulla and other observations on Australian culture.
The younger son lived for several years in a new go-go world of politicians and pension funds, and together they all found new sources of capital in things called McMansions and money markets, where one could shop for cash to make even more riches, bought from small merchants and former renters very eager to find their own place on Easy Street.
In fact, the film shows the way words like "community" have been misappropriated by developers building homogenous McMansions.
Contrast that scene with suburban Americans struggling to commute from their McMansions on $4 gas.