Things I'm trying to convey
The solution is something simple and convenient (i.e. doesn't require a lot of effort, hence not "overkill" or "overengineering")
The solution does something that has an impact greater than the actual problem, but this impact also happens to solve the problem
A subtle sense of laziness for choosing this solution, because it's so convenient and solves the problem in such a blunt way
An example of a situation that may be described this way:
- You have a pimple, and wear a face mask to cover it (a mask is an easy solution, and covering your entire face is more than what's necessary. you could put in a bit more effort with makeup/cosmetics to also solve the problem)
I'm not sure if an idiom/phrase/word exists for this idea. I feel that I've read something expressing this sentiment before, but I can't for the life of me remember what it is.
I've seen phrases like "hitting a nail with a sledgehammer" or "killing a fly with a bomb" but I feel those aren't quite it. They don't have that kind of "lazy choice" feel that I'm looking for.