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.
See also: fix, quick

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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Rubio says the ban on death is his response to politicians pestering him for a quick fix to a problem that dogged them for years.