magic word

Main Entry:  magic word1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a word expected to produce a magical effect or having special significance; the words of a spell
Etymology:  from a gag on Groucho Marx's "You Bet Your Life Show"
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Main Entry:  magic word2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  permission; that which permits an event
Etymology:  from a gag on Groucho Marx's "You Bet Your Life Show"
Usage:  in the phrase '(say) the magic word'
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