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.
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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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References in classic literature ?
After he had finished, and bowed, and returned to his seat, Glinda waved her wand and the tree disappeared; but its fruit still remained to be eaten.
Uttering these last words, she waved her wand; and stamping her foot imperiously, each of the guests was struck aghast at beholding, instead of his comrades in human shape, one and twenty hogs sitting on the same number of golden thrones.
So Circe waved her wand again, and repeated a few magic words, at the sound of which the two and twenty hogs pricked up their pendulous ears.
"For as the fairy waved her wand over him, he felt himself rising off the ground, and fluttering up against the door, and then, as if a screw ran into his stomach, he felt a dreadful pain there, and was pinned to the door; and then his arms flew up over his head; and his legs, after writhing about wildly, twisted under his body; and he felt cold, cold, growing over him, as if he was turning into metal; and he said, 'O-o-H'm!' and could say no more, because he was dumb.
revitalize Germany's economy, she waved her wand toward China and Asia to expand trade relations.
To have both arrived in the week when the station fully reopened with Just piece it's the new shopping Grand Central above it left them with their jaws on the floor - as if a real-life, fairy godmother had waved her wand to send the pair into a whole new world of bright lights and airy space.
After that, they had a little conversation together, then Cassy waved her wand and cast a spell and Peach felt very sleepy.
The Coronation Street actress, who stars in this year's panto, Robin Hood, at the Theatre Royal, waved her wand and lit up the streets when she switched on the city's Christmas lights.
That the Fairy Godmother waved her wand and produced six white ponies and a coach?
Also, if there was a magic fairy who waved her wand and all the tolls and cost disappeared overnight, what would happen then?
The three-year-old closed Saul in a filing cabinet, waved her wand and said "hocus pocus".
The old lady helpfully waved her wand in Bull's direction on the stroke of halime when, just as referee Messias was about to signal the end of a forgettable 45 minutes in the sapping sun, Wolves went ahead in dubious circumstances.
The show is a huge hit in America and Melissa waved her wand to get boyfriend James Fields a role in the series which starts here on November 23.
A pagan witch yesterday waved her wand in a bid to cast off the bad spell of weather plaguing the region.
The fairy waved her wand, there was a puff of smoke and the wife found two first-class round-the-world trip tickets in her hand.