quick fix

noun

Definition of quick fix

: an expedient usually temporary or inadequate solution to a problem

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But he was clearly frustrated by the quick fix that came days before the trial opened. Kathleen Foody, The Seattle Times, "1993 World Trade Center bomber sues over prison faith rights," 28 Aug. 2018 Jody Wynn understands there’s no quick fix for a Washington women’s basketball team that set a school record in futility with just seven wins last season. Percy Allen, The Seattle Times, "No quick fix: UW women’s basketball coach Jody Wynn focuses on daily progress," 31 July 2018 For a quick fix, spray soft surfaces with Good Housekeeping Seal holder Febreze Fabric. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "How to Get Rid of Unwanted Odors in Your House," 29 Nov. 2018 Adhesive panels that mimic tile might satisfy your yen for a quick fix. Lisa Marie Hart, USA TODAY, "Take a fresh approach to updating your entire house," 25 Mar. 2018 For a quick fix, opt for supplements, suggests Larry Schiller, MD, President-elect of the American College of Gastroenterology. Jill Provost, Woman's Day, "End Digestive Problems for Good," 21 May 2012 There are no guarantees in life, and there are no quick fixes for the aftermath. Dani Bostick, Marie Claire, "9 Things You Should Never Say to a Rape Victim," 4 Aug. 2015 Turning the car's engine off and on provided a quick fix to that issue. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "British Beauty: The Aston Martin Vanquish," 19 May 2014 In older cars, when the coolant boils over, the quick fix is to top off the radiator with water. Jay Leno, Popular Mechanics, "How to Keep Classic Cars Road-Ready," 12 Dec. 2012

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First Known Use of quick fix

1966, in the meaning defined above

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