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magic bullet

1. A drug, treatment, or medical therapy that provides an immediate cure to an ailment, disease, or condition without negative side effects or consequences. Despite the amazing leaps in medical technology and knowledge, we're still quite a ways off from developing a magic bullet in cancer treatment. Beware any person or company trying to sell you a magic bullet for your health problems. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is!
2. Something that provides an immediate and extremely effective solution to a given problem or difficulty, especially one that is normally very complex or hard to resolve. There's no magic bullet that will solve the homelessness crisis in this country.
See also: bullet, magic

magic bullet

verb
See also: bullet, magic
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The Magic Bullet Fund set up a special account for Hope, and, with help from two dozen dedicated volunteers, solicits funds from corporations and individuals for all their dogs in need.
So, suppose that the magic bullet does its magic and brings up results.
Magic Bullet Suite offered users a way to smooth out the sharp, jagged edges of video, and add motion blur without a drastic reduction in overall sharpness.
Gone are the days when many Catholics considered going to Confession to be a magic bullet that ensured eternal life.
An apple's hidden magic bullet is quercetin, an antioxidant that may reduce the risk of certain cancers, prevent atherosclerosis and heart disease, reduce the pelvic pain associated with prostate disease, improve lipid profiles by reducing LDL (bad) cholesterol, and improve lung function.
With digital production becoming a cost-efficient trend in filmmaking, the San Francisco company made a big splash at Sundance 2000 with its Magic Bullet technology, a propriety post process that converts digital video into a 24-frame-per-second digital environment.
Meanwhile, the search is on for that magic bullet to eliminate the virus altogether.
Despite the unambiguous evidence, Holland says, the commission report left open the possibility that the so-called magic bullet might not have hit Connally after all.
A cynic might conclude at this point that our search for the magic bullet is as doomed as any alchemist's effort to spin straw into gold.
The team also recognized that there was no magic bullet for placing critical data in the minds of managers, requiring that they re-engineer how improved decision support communicates the company's strategic vision.
The discovery of the antibiotic drugs, especially penicillin, triggered the popularity of the magic bullet analogy.
But, she adds, wildlife experts are beginning to hope Mother Nature has some magic bullet that will reduce populations, at some point, without human intervention.
By designing a molecule that would depend on the PSA enzyme to activate it, Rivett says it should be possible to design an even safer melittin magic bullet that could not fire accidentally in transit.
Raffle prizes included a pair of Magic Bullet Looks licenses from Red Giant, and a pair of three-month licenses for AIRship from AIRware Technology.
REIGNING Hankook MSA Northern Ireland Stage Rally Champion Stuart Biggerstaff heads the entry for this Saturday's Magic Bullet Stages Rally, which will be held at County Down's Kirkistown Race Circuit.