My purpose, if it matters, is to help in creating a "short title" as a metaphor for a policy proposal at work.
For reasons of cost or convenience, some people ignore small parts that are broken. For example, if a knob breaks on the heating controls of a car, many people may tend to "live with" the problem rather than fix it if the control is either unimportant or can still be accessed in some other way (perhaps with pliers). Or, perhaps a switch plate on a light switch is cracked or broken, but people using that light switch do not see the necessity in replacing the switch plate. I can give more examples if needed, and I have a "draft" name for the proposal in case there is no word, phrase, or idiom to describe this phenomenon:
Note: Spoiler hidden below to avoid anchoring. You may wish to try answering the question first.
"No broken knobs" policy
I have tried Google to no avail, using various combinations of the above spoiler words, along with:
- word for something that is broken in a minor way that will be ignored
- phrase for minor breakage
and a number of other queries that I have now forgotten.
Are there any particular words, phrases, or idioms that describe this phenomenon?