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.
FOCUS ON: 6/11-6/17 KOREAN HISTORY; DALEY ARRIVAL; BILLIONAIRE BOYS; DIRTY DIG; SOUTHIE STANDOFF; WEIGHING ANCHORING; HEARTY PROFITS WORLD TOGETHERNESS
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