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.
Resolving disputes can be 'quick and dirty'; It is not a misuse of power, but a way to solve a problem.(Workplace)
Jun 15, 2010; In recent weeks collective labour disputes and strikes have featured prominently. And in the past week individual labour disputes...
Is That Really True? Urban Legends and Information Evaluation Skills: We Frequently Review Website Evaluation Strategies with Students and Even Have Some 'Quick and Dirty' Methods to Help Them Develop Information Evaluation Skills. Still, We Find They Are Sometimes Too Trusting of the Information They Find on the World Wide Web
Jan 01, 2008; These days, students are inundated by information in all formats and from all corners of the world, and they are apt to believe...