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magic wand

Something that provides an easy or immediate way to fix to a problem. I wish I had a magic wand to get this house cleaned up before the party tonight. There's no magic wand to eliminate your debt—you just have to pay off a little each month.
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wave a magic wand

To provide the perfect solution to a given problem or difficulty, as if by magic. If I could wave a magic wand, I would just make it so the pipe had been installed properly in the first place. But I can't, so we're going to have to make a decision about how to fix it. We can't just wave a magic wand and make poverty go away. It will have to be a systematic effort by many stakeholders.
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wave a/(one's) (magic) wand (and do something)

To provide the perfect solution to a given problem or difficulty, as if by magic. If I could wave my magic wand, I would just make it so the pipe had been installed properly in the first place. But I can't, so we're going to have to make a decision about how to fix it. We can't just wave a magic wand and make poverty go away. It will have to be a systematic effort by many stakeholders.
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wave a magic wand

If someone waves a magic wand, they quickly and easily make things the way you want them to be. As much as I would like to, I can't solve all your problems by waving a magic wand. The fans think that you just wave a magic wand and you get money. Note: This expression is usually used to talk about things which are not possible.
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wave a (or your) magic wand

exercise an arbitrary (quasi-supernatural) power in order to make something happen.
2004 Trinidad Guardian It is not realistic to believe or to say that a UNC government would wave a magic wand and crime would dissipate.
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wave a (magic) ˈwand (and do something)

find a quick and easy way of doing something that is very difficult or impossible; do something as if by magic: I’m sorry, but I can’t just wave a magic wand and solve your problems.If you could wave a wand, what sort of apartment would you really like?
A wand is a straight thin stick that is held by a person who is performing magic.
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wand waver

and wagger
an exhibitionist. The cops picked up a wand waver on Main Street.
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The angled head of the watering wand will allow you to direct the spray upward to remove pests on the underside of the foliage.
There's another sound seconds later, to inform me that the wand has reached optimum curling temperature, 185-degrees C.
To keep the blade from slipping off the wand, wrap some duct tape around the wand to create a top.
8220;We have put months of work into getting Wonki Wands to where are they are now, and we are so excited to see the joy and laughter they will bring to kids and families.
Once you have created curls all around the head with the wand, tip your head upside down and shake to loosen curls.
Special effects and choreography experts from the films are helping to create the activities for Wand Week, which reveals how fight scenes were developed and shows the planning that went into each wand movement.
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Consumers can now carbonate all their favorite drinks with iSi's Twist 'n Sparkle direct carbonation system, which has a wand that inserts carbonation directly into any beverage without diluting it with seltzer or soda water.
You simply swish the bubble bar wand around the bathtub to create masses of skin softening, beautifully scented bubbles.
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Should I go ahead and cut a lemon in half, twirl a metallic wand around one of the two pieces, and then taste both to see if there was a difference in sourness?