wave a/(one's) (magic) wand (and do something)

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wave a magic wand

To provide the perfect solution to a given problem or difficulty, as if by magic. If I could wave a 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/(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.
See also: wand, wave

wave a magic wand

If someone waves a magic wand, they quickly and easily make things the way you want them to be. As much as I would like to, I can't solve all your problems by waving a magic wand. The fans think that you just wave a magic wand and you get money. Note: This expression is usually used to talk about things which are not possible.
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wave a (or your) magic wand

exercise an arbitrary (quasi-supernatural) power in order to make something happen.
2004 Trinidad Guardian It is not realistic to believe or to say that a UNC government would wave a magic wand and crime would dissipate.
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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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The Shetland ponies were all set to go for last night's opening performance of the theatre's seasonal pantomime spectacular which this year sees Fairy Godmother Cheryl Fergison - also known as Heather from EastEnders - wave her magic wand over the proceedings.
Our 'Fayrie Godmother' might wave her magic wand to give them a chance to experience a special day with their family on us!" The 10 winning families will receive a free festive feast at their local branch of the pub chain.
Sadly Emma won't be able to wave her magic wand. This bad hair day is going to take some time to grow away.
Sam Wonfor prepares to slap her thigh, wave her magic wand and enjoy some good old panto hospitality.