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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.

For example:

  • 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.

Quick Quiz:

If you solve a problem with a quick fix, it
  1. will save a lot of work
  2. should work for a long time
  3. probably won't work for long

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