quick and dirty


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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

'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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You simply create an RFQ, incorporate by reference the terms of your prefered GSA schedule and do a quick and dirty competition.
Yankelovich does not go far enough in excoriating the media for using quick and dirty polls that trivialize the public's potential contribution to the national dialogue.