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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

quick fix

1. n. a quick and probably none too permanent or satisfactory solution to a problem. The quick fix isn’t good enough in this case.
2. mod. having to do with a temporary or unsatisfactory solution or repair. (Usually quick-fix.) Frank is a master of the quick-fix solution.
See also: fix, quick
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Otherwise, the door is opened for opportunists promising quick fixes that could only lead to far worse outcomes.
Both Russia and Azerbaijan stand for fighting the war on terror without any double standards, so that no one could use terrorists as quick fixes in achieving some short-term goals, as we see happening in Syria and some other countries in the Middle East," the Russian top-diplomat stressed.
If none of these quick fixes work, go through my article point by point and rule out the other possibilities.
In my view, too many agents are using this as a quick fix - and we all know that quick fixes don't work.
He ruled out quick fixes, saying: "Previous governments who have adopted quick fixes usually pay a very high price with long-term economic damage to us all, not least here in Scotland.
A: Plastic surgery and liposuction are quick fixes for one area.
Maia Szalavitz argues: "Unlike in any other area of medicine, treatments that reduce pain and suffering, rather than being welcomed as miraculous breakthroughs, often are denigrated as quick fixes.
Sort "to-do" lists into immediate action for quick fixes and create timetables for longer-term improvements and upgrades.
Find resources on the Internet: Beware of unscrupulous websites or e-mails promising quick fixes to your money problems.
Quick Fixes For Everyday Fears: A Practical Handbook to Overcoming 100 Stomach-Churning Fears by investigative journalist Michael Clarkson is a self-help guide to dealing with common fears that interfere with our daily lives and goals, including fear of intimacy, fear of doctors, fear of job interviews, fear of exams, fear of public speaking, and much more.
I'm sure drug therapy has its place, but I feel it's dangerous for people to rely on quick fixes to solve their social problems.
We begin 2002 in a holding pattern that anticipates no quick fixes or any dramatic bounce back in the real estate industry.
Understand that there are no quick fixes for tarnished credit.
Unfortunately there are no quick fixes or fast, easy cures for the addiction.
Do you rely on quick fixes and creative slogans to solve corporate problems or re-energize your organization?