cheesedog of a crib


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What does the bolded expression mean?
The Babster withdrew the money and made the purchases; Z-Boy delivered the equipment to Freddi Linklatter’s cheesedog of a crib. She really deserves an apartment upgrade, Brady thought. I ought to do something about that.

Source: End of Watch by Stephen King

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    A cheese dog can be thought of as junk food here – especially with questionable processed meat in the hot dog, processed cheese poured over it or stuffed into it, and all surrounded by white bread. It is not particularly healthy and not something you would normally order over a steak (setting cost aside).

    A crib is her apartment, the place she lives.

    So he's saying it's a poor apartment and she deserves better.
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