quick fix


: an expedient usually temporary or inadequate solution to a problem

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web While self-help books can get a bad rap (as many assume they're meant to serve as a quick fix), pretty much anyone could benefit from some words of wisdom. Corinne Sullivan, Woman's Day, 6 Oct. 2022 An expert on insurance fraud is warning Florida residents whose properties were damaged by Hurricane Ian to be careful of scams, especially from construction workers who may ask homeowners to sign over insurance benefits for a quick fix. Craig Harris, USA TODAY, 30 Sep. 2022 There will always be experienced quarterbacks sitting in the portal to tempt programs to go for the quick fix rather than remain patient with a kid already in the program. Jason Williams, The Enquirer, 26 Aug. 2022 Install a rod and curtain panels in a corner of your garage for a quick fix. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 Aug. 2022 For a quick fix, use this clever painting technique to create (faux) architectural interest around a doorway or window frame. Alyssa Longobucco, House Beautiful, 12 Aug. 2022 Plus, if your shorts ever tear, Patagonia will send you patches for a quick fix, and the brand even provides repairs for more severe damage. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, 4 Aug. 2022 The narrator and their partner are desperate for a quick fix, to flee their problems and escape town, go joyriding anywhere, even I-95. Jonathan Bernstein, Rolling Stone, 26 July 2022 Slow action on the green transition in the past means there simply aren’t enough renewables for a quick fix. Rob Picheta, CNN, 21 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of quick fix was in 1966

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“Quick fix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quick%20fix. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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