patch-up

patch′-up`



n.
1. an act or instance of patching or repair.
adj.
2. done by patching: a quick patch-up job.
[1900–05]
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It will not be long before this stretch of road too gets another patch-up job that will start to disintegrate almost as soon as the Tarmac is laid (if all the previous repairs are anything to go by).
Incidentally, Karan's best friend, superstar Shah Rukh Khan, was seen striking a patch-up between Bollywood's other two top divas, Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra.
"If budgets are too stretched to implement correct repairs then they're certainly much too tight to squander money with pointless and temporary patch-ups."
"It's the patch-ups and ridges that keep me in constant work really.
As expected, experts were one in saying mere patch-ups would be of no help if and when he ends up face-to-face with the perpetually fiery Manny Pacquiao.
LEFCO, the paper claimed, showed significant divergences from its stated specifications, and never reached the required operational standards, despite several patch-ups.
If history is a guide, in Afghan culture such patch-ups are quick to come by and quicker to evaporate.
AA president Edmund King also called for longer-term solutions, instead of patch-ups after winter weather had dug deep holes in the roads.
Riddled with politicalspeak and short-term patch-ups, they have turned out to be more of a sop than a serious effort at the highest level to improve the bilateral climate.
This shows how important broad strategies and policies, and not just isolated patch-ups, are for any significant economic redesign.
NEW YORK -- Leading first aid brands best known for quick patch-ups for cuts and scrapes have evolved their offerings well beyond the simple adhesive bandage to address other kinds of injuries and wound care.