meatball surgery
 n.— «Alternately, you have the style of surgery depicted on M.A.S.H.—the patient comes in all banged up, you zip him open, do the minimum amount of work required to repair the damage, and send him out. All this while running the hospital 3 nurses short, with a rapidly diminishing supply of blood and mortar shells going off near the camp’s perimeter, causing the lights to dim and flicker as the surgeon’s work. This is not-so-affectionately referred to as “meatball surgery.”» —“Software and Surgery” Christopher Hawkins May 18, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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