quick and dirty

adjective

Definition of quick and dirty

: expedient and effective but not without flaws or unwanted side effects a quick and dirty solution

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“Quick and dirty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quick%20and%20dirty. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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