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stick·ing plaster

(stĭk′ĭng) Chiefly British
n.
An adhesive bandage.

sticking plaster

n
(Medicine) a thin cloth with an adhesive substance on one side, used for covering slight or superficial wounds. Usual US term: adhesive tape

stick′ing plas`ter


n.
an adhesive cloth or other material for covering superficial wounds or holding bandages in place.
[1645–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sticking plaster - adhesive tape used in dressing woundssticking plaster - adhesive tape used in dressing wounds
adhesive tape - tape coated with adhesive
court plaster - a plaster composed of isinglass on silk; formerly used to dress superficial wounds
Translations
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sticking plaster

[ˈstɪkɪŋˌplɑːstəʳ] N (Brit) → esparadrapo m, tirita f, curita f (LAm)

sticking plaster

[ˈstɪkɪŋˌplɑːstəʳ] ncerotto adesivo
References in classic literature ?
HE put some sticking plaster on his fingers, and his friends both came to dinner.
'Yes,' said the other, in a drawling manner, for he was fixing a very small patch of sticking plaster on a very small pimple near the corner of his mouth.
I laid down the razor, turning as I did so half round to look for some sticking plaster. When the Count saw my face, his eyes blazed with a sort of demoniac fury, and he suddenly made a grab at my throat.
By offering another sticking plaster to a gaping wound inflicted by the most severe spending squeeze in the history of the NHS, Johnson is fooling the great British public.
But their proponents won't accept that some problems need more than a sticking plaster - they'll just insist we need to use more unicorn fur.
How many times have I read that the title deed debarcle is being addressed when in effect the rhetoric only results in a sticking plaster amendment that is overuled, unworkable, unconstitutional or just ignored by the interested parties namely developers and banks.
"Whilst it is heartening to see the public stepping in like this, this is really just a sticking plaster."
EXTRA government cash to help health services cope over the winter months is 'only a sticking plaster', a leading councillor has warned.
But with hundreds of millions in cuts still to come by the end of the decade, this is just a temporary sticking plaster that will not resolve the crisis in our criminal justice system.
Coventry's council leader does not believe the government's budget announcement means austerity is coming to an end - and criticised a [pounds sterling]650m boost for adult social care as a "sticking plaster".
Birmingham's Green Party councillor has dubbed the charge a 'sticking plaster solution' and called for greater investment in public transport and cycling.

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