a magic wand

a magic wand

an easy way to solve a problem
Usage notes: A magic wand is a stick that a person who performs magic tricks waves to make things happen.
(usually negative) Artiside has warned that he has no magic wand to provide food and work overnight. I wish I could just wave a magic wand and make all your troubles go away, but I can't.
See also: magic, wand
References in classic literature ?
Murea, the sister isle, comes into view in rocky splendour, rising from the desert sea mysteriously, like the unsubstantial fabric of a magic wand.
The adventure begins when guests choose a magic wand (actually a high-tech instrument that controls play and signals simple "magic" effects, including opening treasure chests, winding clocks, and creating music), which becomes their own to take home.
Featuring ten new mystical and spooky toys ranging from a magic wand to a mysterious floating candle, each Young Wizards toy entices the imagination and encourages an interactive learning environment.
In addition to the choice of eight different brushes for painting, photo retouching capabilities are provided by a clone brush for easy duplication of image areas and a magic wand for quick selection of similar areas for manipulation.
For example, could the stick be a magic wand or a snake?
Their search to find out how to use a magic wand sends the brothers across town and back again to the secret garden, where a dangerous enemy awaits them.
With the wave of a magic wand and the special words' abracadabra' we join Hedgehog on his magical adventure which ends with a great surprise.
Every magician needs a magic wand, and I have several.
Hodgson said: "Fans are waiting for a man with a magic wand that can turn all of the ills that everyone has seen into something different.
ROY HODGSON admits he cannot wave a magic wand to cure Liverpool's chronic bout of travel sickness.
Instead she borrowed a magic wand from her Fairy Godmother and flicked that instead.
I wish I had a magic wand to put everything right but I haven't," said Edwards.
One student makes a magic wand from a fishing rod, "so I can pull its string," he says.
There's not going to be a magic wand solution to the problem.