quick-and-dirty


quick-and-dirty
Australian Slang
(of a computer program) hastily written, but still doing the job required, just not in an elegant way

English dialects glossary. 2013.

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  • quick and dirty — Ⅰ. quick and dirty ► produced quickly and without spending much money: »Developers make quick and dirty versions of the final product so that the client can interact with it and provide feedback. Main Entry: ↑dirty Ⅱ. quick and dirty UK US (also… …   Financial and business terms

  • Quick-and-dirty — is a term used in reference to anything that is an easy way to implement a kludge. Its usage is popular among programmers, who use it to describe a crude solution or programming implementation that is imperfect, inelegant, or otherwise inadequate …   Wikipedia

  • quick and dirty —   [dt. »schnell und unsauber«], Bezeichnung für eine Arbeitsweise (speziell in der Programmierung), bei der besonders schnell und ohne gründliche Fehlerüberprüfung vorgegangen wird. Dies kann zu Testzwecken oder aus Gründen der Kostenersparnis… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • quick and dirty — adjective INFORMAL made or produced very quickly but not very well …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • quick and dirty — adjective : expedient and effective but not without flaws or unwanted side effects a quick and dirty solution * * * quick and dirty Produced as a swift, but often inelegant, expedient • • • Main Entry: ↑quick * * * quick and dirty UK US adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • Quick-and-dirty — Une solution quick and dirty (anglicisme signifiant littéralement « rapide et sale » qu’on peut traduire par « vite fait mal fait ») est, en informatique et en biologie, une stratégie ou un protocole élaboré avec peu de soin,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • quick-and-dirty — 1. adjective a) Done or constructed in a hasty, approximate, temporarily adequate manner, but not exact, fully formed, or reliable for a long period of time. I can do a quick and dirty market analysis in time for the meeting tomorrow …   Wiktionary

  • quick-and-dirty — mod. rapidly and carelessly done. □ I’m selling this car, so all I want is a quick and dirty repair job. □ They only do quick and dirty work at that shop …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • quick and dirty —  Cheap, easy, but often second rate solution to a problem.  ► “The poverty researchers couldn’t have known at the time that their quick and dirty index would guide social and economic policy in the U.S. for decades to come.” (Wall Street Journal …   American business jargon

  • quick and dirty — fast or easy, instant, short cut    I know a quick and dirty way to calculate interest. It s easy …   English idioms

  • quick-and-dirty — quick′ and dirt′y adj. 1) inf inf slipshod 2) sts sl. greasy spoon • Etymology: 1970–75 …   From formal English to slang


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