non-optimal solution

(Or "sub-optimal solution") An astoundingly stupid way to do something. This term is generally used in deadpan sarcasm, as its impact is greatest when the person speaking looks completely serious.

See also Bad Thing.

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Last updated: 1994-12-13

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