hey presto

hey presto

interjection A phrase said when doing or producing something very quickly or easily. Primarily heard in UK. All I need to do is reconfigure your IP address and... hey presto! Your connection is back to normal. See? We just cut the folded piece of paper in a few spots, unfold the whole thing and, hey presto—a snowflake!
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hey ˈpresto

(British English) (American English ˈpresto) people sometimes say hey presto when they have just done something so quickly and easily that it seems to have been done by magic: You just press the button and, hey presto, a perfect cup of coffee! Presto is an Italian word meaning ‘quick’ or ‘quickly’.
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Hey presto, 68% of children who watched such films learned to read, compared to 43% who didn't.
He admits that he goes for walks along the Newcastle quayside, so he can walk that little bit further over the 'Blinking Eye' bridge and hey presto he will be right in front of the new concert hall.
Gloria Hoddy had tried everything without success until her husband was preparing the flower beds for summer bedding by digging in chicken manure pellets and, hey presto, the cats disappeared.
First they have to shout at the count of 1 2 3, then make a hissing sound like a snake, then wobble the book, then squeak then growl then roar, and finally another loud squeak like a mouse and hey presto! the problem is solved.
All the SNP Minister has to do is craft his budget tax plans around whichever Labour leader emerges and, hey presto, he locks Labour into his majority on the one vote at Holyrood that counts.
Hey Presto: an extra PS1,000 seems to have appeared from nowhere.
I think some people think the council is like a sweet shop - we can just point to what we want and, hey presto, it's given - if only!
And hey presto, three hours later, you have a whacking tub of creamy homemade gelato and happy people licking their lips.
Get a box on some wheels on Stratford Road and - hey presto! - you're a budding Richard Branson.
After the war Kimberley Clark bought back all the military surplus, turned them into shaped pads and hey presto - half the world's population have a nicer time.
Using the power of Bluetooth, simply synchronise with your phone, tablet, or computer and hey presto, you're an instant DJ.
Cover the item to be stripped with the paste, place the special laminated paper blanket over the paste and after 24 hours, hey presto! Slowly peel back the paper to find the paint has been absorbed into the paste.
If you are tired, all you need to do is unfold the invention and, hey presto, you have got somewhere to rest your head.
He sent them to see a studio listed by Halstead's Dara Lipsman at 2025 Broadway on Sunday morning and, hey presto!