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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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s Band-Aid brand adhesive bandages have been on the market for nearly a century, serving as a staple in families' first-aid kits.
But band-aids are not always the best way to deal with problems; sometimes, more drastic surgery is required.