Band-Aid


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Band-Aid

A quick and usually ineffective solution to a problem that only addresses the symptom and not the root cause. Refers to the trademark for a brand of adhesive bandages. Primarily heard in US. Lowering educational standards in schools may increase graduation rates, but it does little more than slap a Band-Aid on a much deeper problem.
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Sometimes the band-aid is so obnoxious that it reeks of insensitive vulgarity.
"Allowing children to pick out a Band-Aid featuring their favorite character or design gives them some control during what can be a scary situation."
Illustrating the occasional language divide the couple may face, the prince, who was talking about finding long-term solutions, said: "Don't get sucked into the system of putting on a Band-Aid", before adding "American-style".
Harry told youngsters: "Don't get sucked into the system, of putting on a band-aid, American-style."
"Hindi pwedeng band-aid solutions lang; hindi pwedeng two years (It can't be just band-aid solutions; it can't be two years).
The brand has sought to stay current with the savvy use of digital media, including the Band-Aid Magic Vision app, which uses a technology known as augmented reality to help mothers turn their child's encounter with pain into a moment of delight.
Band-Aid is covered by skin matching colored plastic, woven fabric with a felt pad in the centre containing antiseptic with a good absorption capacity.
An insider said that she was wearing it to cover her neck, but the Band-Aid was visible as it was poking out.
BAND-AID writer Midge Ure has revealed he is still annoyed at how he was pushed into the background by Bob Geldof.
Again, this is a "band-aid." It will have to be repeated many times over the year to maintain lower levels of mold.
TiVo is fighting to protect its trademark from becoming generic in the way of Band-Aid, Xerox and Kleenex--brand names that are now used to describe any similar product, not necessarily those made by the same company.
* Throw away the Band-Aids. In year one, many applied a Band-Aid; in year two, more comprehensive treatment is required.
Downes as referenced in the feature article, "Ceramic Foam Filtration: No Longer a Band-Aid," on p.
A primary school in Whittlesea, Victoria, Australia has stopped using Band-Aid adhesive bandages and antiseptic on children's wounds, fearing legal action should adhesive stick to wounds or bandages be left on too long.