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magic wand

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Performing
magic wandˌmagic ˈwand noun [countable]  1 APa stick used by a magician2 SOLVE/DEAL WITH A PROBLEMa way to solve problems or difficulties immediately – used humorously I wish I could just wave a magic wand and make everything all right.
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magic wandEqually, nobody to whom I have spoken thinks that decommissioning is a magic wand.If that is true, he is waving a magic wand with a sledgehammer on the end.Don't wait for life to wave its magic wand and make you joyful.But in real life, there is no magic wand which turns us into the parents we long to become.And we accept that there is no magic wand which can be waved to provide a million jobs overnight.The magic wand of his personality became the national ramrod.wave a magic wandI ask, if you could wave a magic wand, what would your life look like?If that is true, he is waving a magic wand with a sledgehammer on the end.The city council can't wave a magic wand and make taxes disappear.
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