magic-bullet

magic bullet

noun
something that cures or remedies without causing harmful side effects: So far there is no magic bullet for economic woes.

Origin:
1965–70

magic bullet, silver bullet.
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magic bullet
 
n
informal any therapeutic agent, esp one in the early stages of development, reputed to be very effective in treating a condition, such as a malignant tumour, by specifically targeting the diseased tissue

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magic bullet mag·ic bullet (māj'ĭk)
n.
A drug, therapy, or preventive therapy that cures or prevents a disease.

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