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Band Aid   Listen
noun
Band Aid, Band-Aid  n.  
1.
An adhesive bandage, composed of a short ribbon of cloth or plastic with an adhesive coating on one side, and having a patch of gauze at the center. It is used to cover small cuts, abrasions, or blisters on the skin, and may be easily applied to and removed from the skin with no additional material. Originally a trademark, the term has been popularly used generically. (trademark)
2.
A hurried repair; a temporary fix for a minor problem. Note: The term has been used metaphorically to mean an ineffective cosmetic solution, when used on a serious problem.
Synonyms: quick fix, quickie, quicky.






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"Band Aid" Quotes from Famous Books



... present situation by increasing taxes is a Band-Aid solution which does nothing to cure an illness that's been coming on for half a century—to say nothing of the fact that it poses a real threat to economic recovery. Let's remember that a substantial amount of income tax is presently owed and not paid by people in the underground ...
— Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present • Various



Words linked to "Band Aid" :   repair, quicky, quick fix, fixing, reparation, fixture, quickie



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