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hey presto

A phrase said when doing or producing something very quickly or easily. Primarily heard in UK. I think that all I need to do is reconfigure your IP address with the server and… hey presto! Your internet 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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Get a box on some wheels on Stratford Road and - hey presto
ITV, 9pm With all the talk of social networking and digital footprints, it's tempting to think that if you want to track someone down these days, all you need to do is type their name into an internet search engine and hey presto
Cover the item to be stripped with the paste, place the special laminated paper blanket over the paste and after 24 hours, hey presto
The Tories said the telephone part of the GPO was costing the taxpayer a fortune so that was sold off, and hey presto
He sent them to see a studio listed by Halstead's Dara Lipsman at 2025 Broadway on Sunday morning and, hey presto
Meanwhile, Hoyland has the premiere of a new piece, Hey Presto
Ball Games: All you need is a ball, two jumpers and an open space, and hey presto
We went back to what I was working on in 2005 and hey presto
She was hoping that the papers would print it and then, Hey Presto
I was just about to point this oversight out to Kirklees Council and suggest that surely they could see their way to install traffic lights in Slaithwaite or Outlane when hey presto
GET people up in arms about something as trivial and banal as double summertime and, hey presto
After winning a school competition at the age of seven to design packaging for the Body Shop I've since said I wanted to be a designer - hey presto
On the other hand, you can stab someone to death in a frenzy, then lie about it to the police and, hey presto
Vanilla ice-cream was spread on next, then a top wafer biscuit, the spring released and hey presto
Suddenly at franchise renewal,due to an alternative bid put in by Mr Redmond,Granada woke up and hey presto