quick-and-dirty


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quick and dirty

Done very quickly, cheaply, and without as much care, quality, or finesse as is usually required. Hyphenated if used before a noun. It's a bit quick and dirty, but the strap should hold the barrier shut until we can bring it to the mechanics. You can tell they did a quick-and-dirty job designing the web page. It just looks unprofessional, to be honest.
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quick-and-dirty

mod. rapidly and carelessly done. I’m selling this car, so all I want is a quick-and-dirty repair job.
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However, he concedes, applying the biological phylogenetic approach to languages "can be used to produce a first approximation [of lingual relationships] as long as you never lose sight that it's a quick-and-dirty technique."
The thing is, even if you subscribe to the quick-and-dirty "freeze-the-expenses" response, it may not work tomorrow due to the myriad challenges now confronting this industry.
In a quick-and-dirty search of the news from December 1999 to the present, I found accounts of maxed-out food banks and shelters from California to Massachusetts, Wisconsin to Georgia.
That's because the details in this scenario are true if you substitute the words "military officers" for "engines," and "Pentagon" for "GM," and view Plant A as a service academy, Plant B as the university-affiliated Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC), and Plant C as the quick-and-dirty military training offered to college graduates by Officer Candidate Schools (OCS).
The bad news is, it's practical and efficient.) Consider this a quick-and-dirty guide to the sites I've been visiting quite a bit these days; if you're looking for a grand unifying theory behind them, good luck!
"Industry loves the quick-and-dirty measurement," Spanier says.