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.

    On Yankee Station

  • 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.

    Thin, Rich and Happy


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