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.
HOT NEW JEANS WILL BE DOWN AND DIRTY AT MAGIC; FOR SPRING 2000, LIGHT WASHES ARE RE-CREATING THAT OLD, FRIENDLY, WORN BLUE DENIM LOOK.
Aug 23, 1999; Spring may be the season for fresh, clean looks, but in the designer denim market, it's all about getting dirty. Not just dirty,...
COLOR BRIGHTENS UP DENIM FOR SPRING 2000; YOUNG MEN'S JEANS MAKERS USE TINTED WASHES TO GIVE DENIM A FRESH NEW LOOK.
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