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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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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.
Get a box on some wheels on Stratford Road and - hey presto! - you're a budding Richard Branson.
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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! If only it were that easy.
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.
The Tories said the telephone part of the GPO was costing the taxpayer a fortune so that was sold off, and hey presto! It started to make millions.
Minutes later as I walked back, hey presto! Signs, workmen, fencing - all gone.
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!, in tomorrow night's concert by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group at the CBSO Centre.
Ball Games: All you need is a ball, two jumpers and an open space, and hey presto! You're ready for a quick game of football.
"We went back to what I was working on in 2005 and hey presto! Although I haven't hit a ball in anger in a tournament yet and am not too carried away I'm certainly more confident with the way I'm swinging the club and hopefully that will pay off this week."
She was hoping that the papers would print it and then, Hey Presto! It would instantly make Camilla gorgeous.
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! Lights at Ainley Top roundabout were announced.
GET people up in arms about something as trivial and banal as double summertime and, hey presto!