quick fix


Definition of quick fix 

: an expedient usually temporary or inadequate solution to a problem

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The company’s morass is further proof there is no quick fix for big consumer brands in mature markets, more of which are struggling to compete and grow amid seismic shifts in retailing, advertising and shopper preferences. Sharon Terlep, WSJ, "Procter & Gamble Tries to Break a Cycle of Stagnation," 29 Sep. 2018 Polyamory is not a quick fix to being unhappy in a current relationship. Elly Belle, Teen Vogue, "What Is Polyamory?," 19 Oct. 2018 First of all, there’s no quick fix, magic pill, one-ingredient-wonder that will address all your health and diet needs. SELF, "5 'Healthy' Things You Should Stop Doing, According to a Registered Dietitian," 17 July 2018 But a quicker fix is to wrap the unruly paper around a cardboard tube in the direction opposite of the curl. New York Times, "Straight Talk on Why Wrapping Paper Curls," 25 May 2018 Often a quick fix in the kitchen can transform would-be throwaways into healthy, hearty meals. Special To The Plain Dealer, cleveland.com, "Don't waste it: How to revive food that is stale, burned, over-salted," 18 Apr. 2018 When events do happen, the company tries to provide information or quick fixes: advice on whether to take an ambulance in a certain country or get to a specific, higher-quality medical facility, for example. Scott Mccartney, WSJ, "A New Level of Security on Your Business Trip," 30 May 2018 The overall fertility and viability of the soil, rather than the application of fertilizers as quick fixes, is at the very heart of organic gardening. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need To Know About Organic Fertilizer," 10 Mar. 2017 So the media is definitely coalescing around the idea that this is not a quick fix. Fox News, "Trump and media clash over border," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of quick fix

1966, in the meaning defined above

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