Band-Aid Solution

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A generic term for any partial or ‘cosmetic’ solution to a problem, often referring to a treatment that falls far short of that demanded by the disease being treated
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For ACT, the "Brigada Eskwela" has become a "manifestation of the degenerating state of basic public education." Also known as the "National Schools Maintenance Week," the group also alleged that the program is a "mere band-aid solution" to the "convulsions" of the country's educational system.
Although eliminating wheat and dairy from your diet may help your symptoms, it is a Band-Aid solution. Eat Wheat addresses the root cause: weak digestion and the inability to efficiently break down harmful pollutants and toxins that can predispose you to a host of chronic degenerative diseases, such as cancer and autoimmune disorders.
Neither WADA nor the IAAF are going to buy a band-aid solution," he told Reuters.
On this day of new beginnings is the perfect time for us to learn how the horrors of the past created the broken people across the nation; to understand why the band-aid solution has not worked to repair the hurts felt so deeply in the child that the adult has such difficulty to overcome.
But this is a band-aid solution for a deep wound, which is why it frays so easily and prickles rise when summits run their course.
Even two weeks after the initial attack, access to files and data varied widely among staffers because of the quick Band-Aid solution that the company came up with to restore email.
As happy as we need to be that the two parties have reached an agreement and that the bombs have stopped falling, we have to acknowledge that the ceasefire is only a Band-Aid solution for a larger problem.
was unilateral and is a Band-Aid solution that does not address the long-term sustainability problems that government has created."
In the community, patients with severe eating disorders often are admitted to intensive care units for brief stabilization, which is "at best, a Band-Aid solution, and at worse, dangerous," since complications of refeeding can occur following discharge, said Dr.
But the complete project is designed to meet the community's current and future needs, rather than be a Band-Aid solution.
Yes, the price control seems like a band-aid solution to a deeper product supply wound.
In the wake of Switzerland's bold band-aid solution of banning minarets for fear of "becoming like France," the National Assembly of France had debated banning the burqa in most public places.