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.
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royal road
an easy or direct way of achieving a desired end: the royal road to success

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Example sentences
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.
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