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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.
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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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Meanwhile, Jeremy Corbyn wants to wave his wand and nationalise the steel industry, as if doing so would protect it indefinitely from the forces of globalisation.
UWE ROSLER wants 'The Wizard' to wave his wand and magic up a first home league win of the season for Leeds.
there they were putting in a stellar performance as Debbie recalled their wedding night and revealed: "He did wave his wand around quite a bit."
Last season's treble-winning coach was brought in by a frustrated Bernabeu board to wave his wand and attempt to bring an end to the run of two trophyless seasons for the Spanish giants, breaking Barcelona's dominance of La Liga in the process.
An intellectual saboteur who has kissed the Blarney stone of postmodernism, Fish loves nothing more than to wave his wand over things that we know full well exist--like the text of a book, or our most basic principles--and persuade us that they are, in fact, mere figments of imagination and interpretation.All this is great for English literature undergraduates, who need something to keep their brains occupied for three years besides all those novels.
With his big, smiley face beaming out from a striking purple backdrop this is one wizard who is happy to wave his wand and guarantee a speedy route to the land of nod.
The bookies are backing Stan to wave his wand and steer his new club to the Second Division title.