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quick fix

noun, Informal.
1.
an expedient, temporary solution, especially one that merely postpones having to cope with an overall problem.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
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Examples from the web for quick fix
  • Chamomile and lavender are natural relaxation aids, so this simple tisane is a quick fix for stress relief.
  • But many ocean and atmospheric scientists debate whether this would indeed provide a quick fix to the problem of global warming.
  • Salt can also be a culinary crutch, a quick fix to entice the palate.
  • Correcting a fault and a quick fix or suppression arent exactly the same thing.
  • It has everything to do with whether you learn, or you want a quick fix.
  • Stem cells, harvested from a patient's own bone marrow, have been heralded as a potential quick fix for damaged heart tissue.
  • Second, and related to the first reason, is that our society believes that there is a quick fix for everything.
  • Combating global warming is not going to be done with a quick fix.
  • There are a large amount of people wanting a quick fix now.
  • There is no quick fix to alleviate suffering at the end of life.
Slang definitions & phrases for quick fix

quick fix

noun phrase

A hasty repair or relief job: He called my idea a quick fix at best, but he'd do it

[1966+; fr fix as ''repair'' influenced by fix as ''dose of narcotics'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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