quick and dirty

(redirected from Crude but Effective)
A popular adjective for a survey, lab procedure, or test that uses the tools at hand to answer an experimental question in a crude fashion
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'quick and dirty'

Crude but effective A popular adjective for a survey, lab procedure, or of test, using the tools at hand to answer an experimental question in a crude fashion. Cf Gold standard.
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References in classic literature ?
The blood ran freely from the crude but effective surgery, and he lay and licked the wound and was depressed with apprehension of he knew not what terrible fate awaited him and was close at hand.