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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.
See also: magic, wand

wave a magic wand

to solve a difficult problem with no effort Unfortunately, you can't just wave a magic wand and get rid of poverty.
Etymology: from the practice of waving a wand (a special stick) when someone is doing a magic trick
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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.
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wand waver

and wagger
an exhibitionist. The cops picked up a wand waver on Main Street.
See also: wand, waver
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and unbuttoned his pants fly and was going through the wanding and pat-down.