a Band-Aid

a Band-Aid

  (American)
a temporary solution to a problem, or something that seems to be a solution but has no real effect
Usage notes: Band-Aid is a trademark for a thin piece of sticky material used to cover small cuts on the body.
A few food and medical supplies were delivered to the region but it was little more than a Band-Aid. (American)
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Before I had my procedure, a spinal tap, there was another kid in the room and he was getting an IV taken out and it was rather painful and he was screaming, then they put on a Band-Aid and it had like a Power Ranger and he just stopped,'' said Spencer.