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An easy remedy or solution, especially a temporary one which fails to address underlying problems:‘investors will need to be patient and not expect any quick fixes’[as modifier] ‘the quick fix approach can be disastrous’
- ‘We should not go for a quick fix.’
- ‘We really have learned that there are very few quick fixes to these problems.’
- ‘The secret to successful organic farming is to maintain a proper environment in the fields, and to not depend on "quick fixes."’
- ‘Many economists argue that such quick fixes don't work.’
- ‘Don't be tempted to rely solely on pesticides as a quick-fix solution to any lawn problem.’
- ‘I sought counseling, self-help books and quick-fix schemes.’
- ‘Some consumers will continue to want quick fixes, whether it's exercise in a can or a pill to curb their appetite.’
- ‘We put all of our efforts into finding the quick fix.’
- ‘I thought a quick-fix diet would get me the svelte body I desired.’
- ‘Unfortunately, there is no quick-fix answer to make a child instantly popular.’
- ‘There is no quick fix for the problem.’
- ‘What might seem like a quick fix can actually ruin that very expensive, irreplaceable motor.’
- ‘Be careful about using the Internet or quick-fix diet books for children.’
- ‘Easy money and lower interest rates won't provide a quick fix.’
- ‘There is no quick fix, no matter how good the leadership is.’
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