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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
References in classic literature ?
Murea, the sister isle, comes into view in rocky splendour, rising from the desert sea mysteriously, like the unsubstantial fabric of a magic wand.
Speculation was rife in the Silent Woman public house later in the day that the visitor had been sent by the Chinese government to get a magic wand for President Xi Jinping.
A MAGIC wand maker has defended his decision not to sell them as toys to Harry Potter fans.
For example, could the stick be a magic wand or a snake?
With the wave of a magic wand and the special words' abracadabra' we join Hedgehog on his magical adventure which ends with a great surprise.
Every magician needs a magic wand, and I have several.
Hodgson said: "Fans are waiting for a man with a magic wand that can turn all of the ills that everyone has seen into something different.
When a magician becomes a member of the society, he is given a wand, a magic wand," explains George Schindler, Dean of the Society.
ROY HODGSON admits he cannot wave a magic wand to cure Liverpool's chronic bout of travel sickness.
One student makes a magic wand from a fishing rod, "so I can pull its string," he says.
There's not going to be a magic wand solution to the problem.
A useful technique to find out what a company's problems are is to ask its managers and employees a deceptively simple question: "If I had a magic wand with me today, what would you have me do with it to solve one or more of your company's problems?
NEWRY City boss Gerry Flynn insists he hasn't waved a magic wand in turning the border club into one of the teams of the campaign so far.
By Khairy Janbek -Mr Snow, the spokesperson of the White House, said that President Bush did not have a magic wand to solve all the problems of the Middle East.
It's not like we just took a magic wand and said, 'Put these 70 people on a tenure track,''' Sambar said.