Quick-and-dirty solutions often attend to a specific instance of a problem rather than fixing the cause of the more general problem. As such, they are sometimes used to keep an item of software or hardware working temporarily until a proper fix can be made.
The phrase is also frequently used in describing any document or tutorial that gives a brief overview about how to do something, without going into too much detail about why or how it works.
Tanker group calls for diesel.(Oil tanker owners urge International Maritime Organization to enforce usage of diesel instead of cheap and dirty fuel oils in all ships)(Brief article)
Apr 05, 2007; Oil tanker owners are urging the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to lay out a plan by next year for converting all ship...