a quick fix

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. The politicians keep looking for quick fixes, unwilling to accept that it's going to take a fundamental overhaul of the system to resolve the problem.
See also: fix, quick
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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.
See also: fix, quick
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Under the proposal, the employer has 90 days to put in a Quick Fix, with the job then re-evaluated 30 days later to determine whether the "fix" eliminated the hazard.