a quick fix Informal
Meaning: If something is a quick fix, it's a quick and easy, but usually short-term, solution to a problem.
- Tania wants to lose weight, but she wants a quick fix like taking a pill instead of eating better and exercising more.
- I can tie your car's exhaust pipe up with a bit of wire, but it's just a quick fix. You'll have to get it fixed properly as soon as possible.
If you solve a problem with a quick fix, it