quick fix


Definition of quick fix 

: an expedient usually temporary or inadequate solution to a problem

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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 There’s not a single quick fix or cure, but a combination of environmental management and medication can help most animals ride out a storm safely and comfortably. Kim Campbell Thornton, sacbee, "Five ways to help your pet stay calm when a storm sweeps in," 13 June 2018 Another quick fix is to spray down the shower once a week with a one-to-one mix of white vinegar and water; vinegar has anti-microbial properties! Heloise, Houston Chronicle, "Convenience gets healthier?," 6 June 2018 No one expected the city's $1.2-billion housing construction program — designed to produce 10,000 units for poor and homeless people in 10 years — to be a quick fix for the county's 55,000 homeless people. Gale Holland, latimes.com, "It took more than a decade to open public bathrooms on skid row. After three months, they're already gone," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of quick fix

1966, in the meaning defined above

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