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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.
Police said they arrested the suspected Band-Aid Bandit -- who plastered the adhesive patches around his eyes as a disguise before robbing the Wells Fargo Bank, 525 N.
Blood donors and local residents are encouraged to drop off new, unopened boxes and packages of band-aids (strips and dots) and children's stickers at any of the 15 CBCSF branch locations in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Why use a Band-Aid approach when so much more is genuinely needed?
But band-aids are not always the best way to deal with problems; sometimes, more drastic surgery is required.
He also is co-holder of the patent for the first flexible foam Band-Aids.
PALMDALE - Students at Rancho Vista School have collected 547 boxes of colorful children's Band-Aids as part of a campaign by two young cancer patients to make fellow patients' lives brighter.
The firm's CTO, Nathan Cohen, views the breakthroughs in an historical perspective: "Antennas used to be considered as single band devices with band-aids attached to make them work differently.
On Tuesday, they and their families picked up more than 3,000 boxes of colorful children's Band-Aids in a quest by the boys, both cancer patients, to make the lives of fellow young patients at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles a little brighter.
Now, customers can get everything from bug spray to baby wipes, Band-Aids to Bounty, delivered for free in under an hour.
Parks implies that dispensing Band-Aids to a community that has cancer is ``leadership.
We're looking to improve the team in the short term and the long term, but we're not looking for Band-Aids.
We're talking another Band-Aid here," said Dixie Adeniran, director of the Ventura County Library Services Agency.