When you have something in your home that isn't quite working right, but instead of getting it repaired, you find an inconvienent work-around and live with the inconvenience instead of gettting it properly repaired -- what is that called?
( I mean like turning off a water inlet valve below the sink instead of getting a leaky faucet repaired, or lighting the stove burner with a match instead of getting the igniter adjusted.)
It depends on the person's motivation.
Depending on the person's reason(s) for their actions, all the definitions posted here are correct.
Like with some other actions, the action can be defined by the motivation, as opposed to being defined by the action.
Yours is a tough question, best answer I can come up with is the non-medical usage of the term, "palliative".
Just remembered this one for quick fixing things that don't work, (probably slang) you 'hay-wire' it until you can get it fixed properly.
I believe the word (or phrase) you’re looking for is cop-out.
https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictio … sh/cop-out
Thanks, Glenn, I was thinking more along the lines of "work-around", but that's not quite what I'm looking for either
I would call it a botch job.
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/defin … /botch_job
or make do and mend.
Improvised solution, stopgap, temporary fix.
Recommend https://onelook.com/ Type in your nearest word and then click the Related button.
In addition to the other suggestions, depending on what you're talking about, you could also use raggedy and provisional.
I would add, "in lieu of" getting my sink fixed, I'm using the "patchwork" method which is good enough for now.
"Jury rig". Many years ago there was another term, but it isn't PC to use it now.
Or maybe "redneck"?
Thank you all for the great replies. I think a lot of them apply to me.
Living in a rural area that has limited access to some resources, it sometimes takes a long time to get things fixed properly. Also it takes awhile to get a plumber or electrician out to take a look which is not worth the travel charge if it is a small matter. . I am becoming more adept at makeshift, jury-rig, patchwork improvised, palliative, stopgap and temporary fixes. Wire, super glue and duct tape are sometimes dear friends.
Sounds like you're doing great, Rochelle. We could all probably learn a thing or two from you.
"Wire, super glue and duct tape are sometimes dear friends." and my middle name.
No kidding? Now how are you going to keep your identity secret?
(Always keep a good stash of duct tape. It may become the post- apoctolyptic currency. Forget the gold coins.)
I'm going with make-do. Sometimes make-do's can last forever. From my personal experience anyway
Kenna, it seems there is some dissention about Jury-Jerry.
Urban Dictionary: jerry-rig
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define. … =jerry-rig
A derivation of jury-rig, from the nautical term jury mast. This term refers to a temporary mast raised when the normal mast has been lost due to storm or battle.
Jury-rigged vs. Jerry-rigged - Everything After Z by Dictionary.com
https://www.dictionary.com/e/jury-rigge … ry-rigged/
Jury-rigged vs. Jerry-rigged. This one's for you, DIY fans. Jury-rigged means something was assembled quickly with the materials on hand. Jerry-built means it was cheaply built. Jerry-rigged is a combination of these two words.
Procrastination, but that isn't always a bad thing. Procrastinating because priorities need to be put in order is quite different than procrastinating because of indecisiveness or laziness. The one good thing about procrastinating is that someone else might do it. The worst thing is that I might die and someone else will have to do what I should have done. That's why I'm working my way toward minimalism.
by Ann Carr 9 years ago
Would you always stop to help if you saw someone in difficultly?I fell and badly sprained my ankle; I was in obvious pain, limping, clinging to a stone wall and then railings, to make my way painfully slowly down a steep path to where I was staying. Two couples, country walkers, passed me and...
by Dexter Yarbrough 10 years ago
Are you bothered when someone much younger than you uses your first name instead of Mr., or Ms...?Are you bothered when someone much younger than you or someone that does not know you uses your first name instead of Mr., Mrs., Ms., or Miss along with your last name? For example, a 17 year old in...
by MrBingo 11 years ago
how do you tell someone you prefer them to call you over the telephone instead of sending a text mesMy son's mother in law prefers text messaging me instead of calling me and I hate it. How do I tell her what I desire of her in way of future communicate.
by Annette Thomas 10 years ago
To all the people who don't have the decency to return my call and don't RSVP with a phone call but send a text instead:Oh, so you send a text instead? Rude. You could at least call me to decline. Maybe it's easier for your lazy butt not to have to move your mouth to speak in an intelligible...
Copyright © 2022 Maven Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers on this website. HubPages® is a registered trademark of Maven Coalition, Inc. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. Maven Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers to this website may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|