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Cheaply made or done; of inferior quality: a quick-and-dirty construction project; a quick-and-dirty research report.
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1. Informal. slipshod.
2. Slang. greasy spoon.
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They regularly fire up full-blown computer algebra systems to obtain a quick-and-dirty result that would have been very easy to reckon by pushing a few buttons on a calculator.
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But the problem hourly billing was introduced to solve, while harder to pin down than fabricated hours, was no less worrisome to clients: the temptation to do a quick-and-dirty job, or to bill out of proportion to the amount of work required for a task.