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royal road

an auspicious or easy way or means to achieve something:
the royal road to success.
a highway in ancient Persia, 1677 miles (2700 km) long, extending from Susa in W Iran to W Asia Minor.
Also, Royal Road. Unabridged
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  • People have been looking for a royal road to learning for some time now, and technology does have its attractions.
  • There is no royal road to guide us through its labyrinths.
  • Reading is considered as the royal road to intellectual eminence.
  • Anybody who thinks that the red carpet is the royal road to the unconscious has lost his bearings.
  • Thought is sad because it simply leads to more thought, whereas action is the royal road to life's goofy splendors.
British Dictionary definitions for royal road

royal road

an easy or direct way of achieving a desired end: the royal road to success
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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