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quick fix

A fast and often temporary solution to a problem. There is no quick fix for your financial problems. You must learn to budget your money and gradually cut down on your expenses.
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a quick fix

COMMON If something is a quick fix, it is a fast solution, but one which may not last. We encourage our clients to look for other ways to find comfort apart from the quick fix that food offers. There can be no quick fix for public spending. If the recovery fails to cut the deficit sharply, a rise in taxes will be needed. Note: You can also use quick-fix before a noun. The fight against crime is not a quick-fix operation.
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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.
2. mod. having to do with a temporary or unsatisfactory solution or repair. (Usually quick-fix.) Frank is a master of the quick-fix solution.
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Britain's got to get away from the quick-fix debt solutions that got us into this mess.
The quick-fix paper log houses he built for earthquake victims in Kobe and refugees abroad are well known.
With the advent of the quick-fix CD+ - that glossed-up marketing tool disguised as essential fan material - it seemed only a matter of time before manufacturers started viewing CD-ROMs more as promotional vehicles and less as the all-encompassing visual histories they should be.
In today's fast-paced world, people always seem to look for the quick-fix, and golfers are no different," says Andrew Wyant, CEO and President of Natural Golf Corporation.
But, rather than relying on automation as the quick-fix solution to budget crunches, cities like Norfolk have begun to use e-Work to turn a critical eye to their processes and root out inefficiencies from the source.