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Band-Aid

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Definition of Band-Aid in English:

noun

trademark , chiefly North American
1A piece of sticking plaster of a type having a gauze pad: she put a Band-Aid on Belinda’s arm
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  • Even a few drops of cheap booze will help dissolve the Band-Aid's stickiness, allowing the bandage to slide right off.
  • Mona grabbed some gauze and a large Band-Aid and her jacket, and followed Cat to the back door.
  • I was wearing jeans now instead of baggy shorts, and they covered the Band-Aids that now were plastered all over my legs.
1.1 (also band-aid) [often as modifier] A temporary solution, especially an unsatisfactory one: a band-aid solution to a much deeper problem
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  • Most people, aside from social democrats, know that cancer needs surgical removal, because band-aid solutions only make life worse in the long run.
  • Until then, the party will attempt band-aid solutions.
  • There's no point in asking for what I want, because it might only be a band-aid solution, and I know it's not going to happen anyway.

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