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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.
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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.
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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.
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More Quick-Fix Vegan: Simple, Delicious Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less packs in some 150 easy recipes that can be prepared quickly for the entire family, and represents a new idea in 'fast food', adding 'healthy' into the mix with dishes that are hearty and interesting for all.
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By LESLEY-ANNE MCKEOWN JOB cuts, family break-ups and quick-fix loans are responsible for the rise in numbers of Northern Ireland's new homeless, it was claimed yesterday.
Quick-Fix Vegan serves up 150 homestyle recipes that can be prepared in 30 minutes or fewer.
They have had enough of politicians who think there is a quick-fix solution and who say you can borrow a bit more to get us out of debt.
Even the sale of Eurocyrpia to the state by CY back in 2005 was a quick-fix, aimed at raising cash for the national carrier.
Glowing radiant skin can be achieved with quick-fix products but at the end of the day your make-up or face will only look as good as the complexion underneath.
Prof Elliott will urge the Government to recognise and confront the social consequences of the new cultural quick-fix nightmare.
But I am really disappointed in her quick-fix approach regarding artificial contraception in this response to Pope John Paul II's theology of the body.
The quick-fix high street cure is the first to be found in Britain.
The answer to developing a leaner, more toned body can't be found in supplements, expensive gym memberships and quick-fix diets.
However, the researchers readily admit to the limits of their research, in that many of the other teachers in the Houston district have gone through quick-fix alternative certification programs.
Our addiction to quick-fix solutions makes us the perfect consumers for today's so-called panacea: competition.
It will preclude a rush to quick-fix solutions for political advantage and establish the conditions for a bipartisan national dialog to build sustainable national will.
Many cooks keep cream of mushroom in the cupboard for emergencies -- to pour over some baked chicken breasts or to use in a quick-fix skillet supper.