quick and dirty


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quick and dirty

Done very quickly, cheaply, and without as much care, quality, or finesse as is usually required. Hyphenated if used before a noun. It's a bit quick and dirty, but the strap should hold the barrier shut until we can bring it to the mechanics. You can tell they did a quick-and-dirty job designing the web page. It just looks unprofessional, to be honest.
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quick and dirty

Fig. [done] fast and carelessly; [done] fast and cheaply. l am not interested in a quick and dirty job. I want it done right. The contractor made a lot of money on quick and dirty projects that would never last very long.
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quick and dirty

makeshift; done or produced hastily. informal, chiefly US
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ˌquick and ˈdirty

(informal) used to describe something that is usually complicated, but is being done quickly and simply in this case: Read our quick-and-dirty guide to web page design.
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quick-and-dirty

mod. rapidly and carelessly done. I’m selling this car, so all I want is a quick-and-dirty repair job.