A popular phrase
from the Red Green
show. It is most often said when the show's hosts
are using duct tape
. One example is a modification to a car
that required attaching a snowplow
to the front. They used several rolls of duct tape
to hold the plow to the car, saying "Remember, it's only temporary, unless it works."
This phrase has been heard in many places, such as CAE (my place of employment
). Frequently, when correcting a system problem, a temporary fix will be thrown together, after which you can usually hear "it's only temporary unless it works."
Similar to: if it ain't broke, don't fix it