from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang A hastily contrived remedy that alleviates a problem only for the time being: "Conversion of sexist English into nonsexist English is not a quick fix—it is anything but mechanical” ( Douglas R. Hofstadter).
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- n. A simple solution; an easy way out.
- n. A temporary solution; a stopgap measure.
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- n. hurried repair
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Aircraft with bombs or ammunition remaining hustled out to the Gulf for a quick fix from one of the orbiting tankers, then sped back to Haiphong.
Automatically concluding that term is the cheapest, and therefore the best, insurance to buy is a form of a quick fix for which Barges and Sailboats who lead with an R are suckers.