Band-Aid solution


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Band-Aid solution

A quick and/or temporary solution to a problem that does not address or resolve the underlying cause of said problem. Taken from the Band-Aid brand of adhesive bandages. While offering free pizza to customers affected by the oil spill is a cute Band-Aid solution, the company has no plan in place to deal with the actual damage that it caused.
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Contrasting these ventures with the intended terminal rationalization reveals that the planned redistribution of domestic and international flights may only be a band-aid solution to the continuing problems in NAIA," the senator added.
New Delhi: India on Wednesday unveiled a new weapon against air pollution -- an "anti-smog gun" which authorities hope will clear the skies above New Delhi but which environmentalists say amounts to a band-aid solution.
Although eliminating wheat and dairy from your diet may help your symptoms, it is a Band-Aid solution.
Neither WADA nor the IAAF are going to buy a band-aid solution," he told Reuters.
On this day of new beginnings is the perfect time for us to learn how the horrors of the past created the broken people across the nation; to understand why the band-aid solution has not worked to repair the hurts felt so deeply in the child that the adult has such difficulty to overcome.
But this is a band-aid solution for a deep wound, which is why it frays so easily and prickles rise when summits run their course.
Even two weeks after the initial attack, access to files and data varied widely among staffers because of the quick Band-Aid solution that the company came up with to restore email.
As happy as we need to be that the two parties have reached an agreement and that the bombs have stopped falling, we have to acknowledge that the ceasefire is only a Band-Aid solution for a larger problem.
Geneva really was a stop gap, a band-aid solution that didn't really heal the wounds," Siavush Randjbar-Daemi, Iran and Middle East lecturer at Manchester University, said.
was unilateral and is a Band-Aid solution that does not address the long-term sustainability problems that government has created.
In the community, patients with severe eating disorders often are admitted to intensive care units for brief stabilization, which is "at best, a Band-Aid solution, and at worse, dangerous," since complications of refeeding can occur following discharge, said Dr.
But the complete project is designed to meet the community's current and future needs, rather than be a Band-Aid solution.
Yes, the price control seems like a band-aid solution to a deeper product supply wound.
In the wake of Switzerland's bold band-aid solution of banning minarets for fear of "becoming like France," the National Assembly of France had debated banning the burqa in most public places.
The biggest problem with this practice is that it is a brief, futile band-aid solution to a problem that requires a long-term strategic approach.