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Band-Aid

(bănd′ād′)
A trademark for an adhesive bandage with a gauze pad in the center, employed to protect minor wounds. This trademark sometimes occurs in print in figurative uses: "True welfare reform is being bypassed for Band-Aid solutions" (Los Angeles Times)."These measures are mere Band-Aids" (U.S. News & World Report).
A trademark for a brand of bandages that has become a genericised term for any sterile adhesive plastic strip/gauze combination used to cover minor cuts or abrasions

Vox populi adjective Referring to a temporary solution for a problem that is best addressed elsewhere
Military medicine noun A popular term for a medical corpsman
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He leans closer and pulls a small piece of dead skin off his lower lip, quickly, like a bandaid.
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hearing aid hidden in the ear I do not feel I love, anymore, bandaid on
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We'd cut 'em in half with a machine gun and give 'em a bandaid.
Conventional programs for mitigating the collateral damage of consumer economies--melting icebergs, species loss, pollution induced cancers--simply bandaid a competitively masculinist neo-liberal system tailored to production for individual gain.