What do you call it?

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  1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 5 months ago

    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.)

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      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".

    2. DonnaCSmith profile image87
      DonnaCSmithposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Pioneer spirit!

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
        Rochelle Frankposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        Hi Donna!

        1. DonnaCSmith profile image87
          DonnaCSmithposted 5 months agoin reply to this

          Hi there, Rochelle!

    3. snakeslane profile image82
      snakeslaneposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      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.

  2. Glenn Stok profile image97
    Glenn Stokposted 5 months ago

    I believe the word (or phrase) you’re looking for is cop-out.

    https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictio … sh/cop-out

  3. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 5 months ago

    Thanks, Glenn, I was thinking more along the lines of "work-around", but that's not quite what I'm looking for either

  4. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image98
    Beth Eaglescliffeposted 5 months ago
  5. poppyr profile image93
    poppyrposted 5 months ago

    Laziness?

  6. Kenna McHugh profile image88
    Kenna McHughposted 5 months ago

    rig it, makeshift, cope with

  7. theraggededge profile image97
    theraggededgeposted 5 months ago

    Improvised solution, stopgap, temporary fix.

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    1. Khal Rasdam profile image86
      Khal Rasdamposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      I am more to the above suggestion i.e. improvised solution, stopgap, temporary fix, and would add makeshift suggested by Kenna.

  8. lobobrandon profile image91
    lobobrandonposted 5 months ago

    In addition to the other suggestions, depending on what you're talking about, you could also use raggedy and provisional.

  9. Marie Flint profile image87
    Marie Flintposted 5 months ago

    I like Kenna's suggestion of "makeshift."

    1. janshares profile image95
      jansharesposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      +1

  10. janshares profile image95
    jansharesposted 5 months ago

    I would add, "in lieu of" getting my sink fixed, I'm using the "patchwork" method which is good enough for now.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
      Rochelle Frankposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Sometimes it is a good choice.

  11. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 5 months ago

    "Jury rig".  Many years ago there was another term, but it isn't PC to use it now.

    Or maybe "redneck"?

  12. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 5 months ago

    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.

    1. janshares profile image95
      jansharesposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      smile Sounds like you're doing great, Rochelle. We could all probably learn a thing or two from you.

    2. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      "Wire, super glue and duct tape are sometimes dear friends." and my middle name. big_smile

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
        Rochelle Frankposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        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.)

        1. wilderness profile image96
          wildernessposted 5 months agoin reply to this

          The red-neck tool box.  A can of WD 40 for when things don't move and should and a roll of duct tape for when things move and shouldn't.  It's all you need!

  13. Kenna McHugh profile image88
    Kenna McHughposted 5 months ago

    I believe that's "jerry-rigged" : )

  14. snakeslane profile image82
    snakeslaneposted 5 months ago

    I'm going with make-do. Sometimes make-do's can last forever. From my personal experience anyway smile

  15. Kenna McHugh profile image88
    Kenna McHughposted 5 months ago

    Then, there is hot glue. All else fails - hot glue.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
      Rochelle Frankposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      That"s too complicated-- requires a cord and plug.

  16. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 5 months ago

    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.

  17. Kenna McHugh profile image88
    Kenna McHughposted 5 months ago

    That's rights, oh well.

  18. RTalloni profile image90
    RTalloniposted 5 months ago

    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. wink 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. smile

 
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