- n. An adhesive bandage, a small piece of fabric or plastic that may be stuck to the skin in order to temporarily cover a small wound.
- n. A temporary or makeshift solution to a problem, created ad hoc (often used with a negative connotation of a lack of foresight)
- v. To apply an adhesive bandage.
- v. To apply a makeshift fix; to jury-rig.
- From the trademark Band-Aid, registered in 1924 by Johnson & Johnson. The sense "temporary solution" was first used in 1968 in Canada. (Wiktionary)
“Republicans cannot get the short-term band-aid they will vote on in the House today.”
“Re-jigging the numbers is just a short-term band-aid that will only take them through April 2012 when they'll get to compare the average ratings of a 72-minute show to one a similar length instead of comparing the rating of a lean and mean 72-minute broadcast to one that includes the wilted end of one that's 87 minutes.”
“Tortorella isn't interested in sacrificing Erixon's long-term potential for a short-term band-aid on the blue line.”
“The current Heads of Agreement deal does nothing to ensure the formal protection of Tasmania's unique native forests and only delivers a short-term band-aid for a failed forest industry," Code Green spokesperson Ali Alishah said.”
“Nothing butches up your wounds like an official duct tape band-aid.”
“Sometimes acknowledging an owie exists is as important and healing as is gently covering it with a band-aid.”
“Tigers 3 Yankees 1Bottom 7th: Benoit, obviously perturbed by the removal of his band-aid, walks home a run.”
“Joaquin Benoit in to pitch, and the umps are out to have him remove the band-aid on his face.”
“Benoit was involved in an intriguing moment of gamesmanship in the crunch against the Yankees when they insisted he remove a facial band-aid.”
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As far as I'm concerned, these should be pluralized
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