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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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Sometimes the band-aid is so obnoxious that it reeks of insensitive vulgarity.
The band-aid solutions as a formal policy go beyond children.
The Band-Aids will resupply the Child Life Band-Aid Binder, a big scrapbook that young patients are invited to flip through to choose their own Band-Aid after a procedure such as a blood draw, insulin shot, or removal of an IV.
For several years, Rachel and her family have been hosting a yearly holiday "Band-Aid Bash" party.
"Allowing children to pick out a Band-Aid featuring their favorite character or design gives them some control during what can be a scary situation."
The brand has sought to stay current with the savvy use of digital media, including the Band-Aid Magic Vision app, which uses a technology known as augmented reality to help mothers turn their child's encounter with pain into a moment of delight.
In that event, one can only hope that the band-aids will be as well-designed as possible.
The FLSA fix is a relatively well designed band-aid that stops the bleeding without dealing with the major underlying flaws in this antiquated statute.
Waiting until you get asked creates its own risk-that a quick band-aid solution will get implemented and repeated.