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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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References in classic literature ?
When I had said this she went straight through the court with her wand in her hand and opened the pigstye doors.
Not the one in the books or the movies, but the Chinese-made wands you can buy for $37.
What brought Slaithwaite's magic wands to the world's attention was Richard Carter, the proprietor of the aforesaid magic wand shop (called Mystic Moments).
Mystical Moments' Richard Carter, who makes the wands for people interested in spirituality, made headlines across the world after being accused of banning Potter fans from his shop and refusing to sell them his handiwork.
Two of the industry's leading pressurizing racking wands were developed on California's Central Coast.
The Witch's Guide to Wands: A Complete Botanical, Magical, and Elemental Guide to Making, Choosing, and Using the Right Wand narrows the focus to the witch's iconic wand, source of much magic and power, and tells witches how to find specific types of wands suitable for particular magical goals.
There are four new wands available, all sleek and black and shiny.
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THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge duelled with wands like wizards from the Harry Potter movies yesterday after they were given a crash course in the magical arts.
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe wore out more than 60 wands during the making of the eight movies.
The re-usable bubble bar wands come in three fragrances and are available from any Lush shop or online at www.
I have wands that appear, wands that disappear, wands that glow, wands that shoot fireballs, wands that make sounds, wands that change colour, wands that dance and wands that turn into flowers.
Qosmedix recently expanded its line of disposable applicators with new, flexible silicone head mascara wands that offer innovation while maintaining proper hygiene during makeovers, according to the company.
Given that, you can just imagine a market explosion (may not be the best word to use here) in wands, if wands were promoted properly.