wave a wand

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) 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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Wouldn't it be fabulous if you could wave a wand and poof .
My own view is that the greatest danger we face is that someone might wave a wand and make us a province.
If I could wave a wand, that is the reform I would now enact.
Nobody expected to solve it overnight, and the backlog is so great you are not going to wave a wand for it to magically disappear but by Dec.