quick fix

quick fix
noun Date: 1966 an expedient usually temporary or inadequate solution to a problem

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • quick fix — quick fixes N COUNT: oft with neg (disapproval) If you refer to a quick fix to a problem, you mean a way of solving a problem that is easy but temporary or inadequate. Any tax measures enacted now as a quick fix would only be reversed in a few… …   English dictionary

  • quick fix — A quick fix is an easy solution, especially one that will not last …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • quick-fix — quickˈ fix adjective Expedient and temporary as a solution • • • Main Entry: ↑quick …   Useful english dictionary

  • quick fix — noun count INFORMAL something that can be done very quickly in order to solve a problem or repair something that is broken though it may not last long …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • quick fix — quick′ fix′ n. cvb inf an expedient temporary solution, esp. one that merely postpones coping with an overall problem • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • quick fix — ► NOUN ▪ a speedy but inadequate solution …   English terms dictionary

  • quick fix — ☆ quick fix n. an easy and expedient solution or remedy, esp. one producing results that are temporary, illusory, or counterproductive …   English World dictionary

  • quick fix — 1. n. a quick and probably none too permanent or satisfactory solution to a problem. □ The quick fix isn’t good enough in this case. □ He’s a master of the quick fix. 2. mod. having to do with a temporary or unsatisfactory solution or repair.… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • quick fix — noun hurried repair • Syn: ↑band aid, ↑quickie, ↑quicky • Hypernyms: ↑repair, ↑fix, ↑fixing, ↑fixture, ↑mend, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • quick-fix — a quick fix a quick solution to a problem, especially one which is only temporary. It s a system of medicine that doesn t promote the quick fix approach to the treatment of illness. (always before noun) …   New idioms dictionary

  • quick fix — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms quick fix : singular quick fix plural quick fixes informal something that can be done quickly in order to solve a problem or repair something that is broken though it may not last long …   English dictionary

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