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ricketyadjective

uk   /ˈrɪk.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/
in bad condition and therefore weak and likely to break: Careful! That chair's a bit rickety. She slowly climbed the rickety wooden steps.figurative The recession put a lot of strain on an already rickety economic system.
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