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sticking plaster

(stĭk′ĭng) Chiefly British
n.
An adhesive bandage.
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Today's agreement is a sticking plaster and kicks the can down the road.
Vale of Glamorgan resident and leader of the Welsh Conservatives Andrew RT Davies said: "The money is welcome, but little more than a sticking plaster."
But Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union, warned: "Drafting in staff from other areas of an already overstretched agency is like putting a sticking plaster on a serious injury, it will do nothing to stop the inevitable from happening."
He said: "Why should you put a sticking plaster on something?
THE health service is taking a "sticking plaster" approach to cancer care in Northern Ireland, a campaigner said yesterday.
A HOLYROOD candidate who was homeless as a teenager has criticised the SNP's "sticking plaster" approach to dealing with the social scandal.
A FINANCIAL sweetener on offer to serving soldiers to switch to join the reserves is nothing more than a 'sticking plaster', military campaigners have said.
The cost would be outweighed by the colossal amount that is being spent at the moment using the old sticking plaster technique.
John Sentamu, who will chair a year-long commission on the feasibility of a so-called Living Wage, which campaigners argue should replace the national minimum rate, said successive governments had offered little more than a "sticking plaster" for the crisis.
Management did not know how to manage, and he alluded that the various 'sticking plaster' ' remedies proffered by the governments of the time as a sop to the Unions were never going to change the intractable direction that they were taking the country.
I felt sympathy for the residents who were looking for answers to their plight, but the councillors were just going through the motions as in truth the best they can offer is a sticking plaster to fix a gaping wound.
Unions accused Mr McLoughlin of a "sticking plaster" approach to a privatised system which should now be ditched; Labour said the decisions would drive the cost of the West Coast fiasco up well beyond the current estimate of PS48 million.
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