wave a wand

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) 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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Wouldn't it be fabulous if you could wave a wand and poof ...
He can't wave a wand and make all our problems go away, but he will be working on ways to restart the road back to prosperity and, for that, he must be given time and the backing of Government and the people.
My own view is that the greatest danger we face is that someone might wave a wand and make us a province.
If I could wave a wand, that is the reform I would now enact.
"Nobody expected to solve it overnight, and the backlog is so great you are not going to wave a wand for it to magically disappear but by Dec.