magic bullet

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magic bullet (plural magic bullets)

  1. (idiomatic) A simple remedy to a difficult or complex problem, especially a cure for a disease. Often used to refer to a non-existent, overly simplistic remedy.
    In recent years, penicillin-based drugs have lost some of their magic bullet status due to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
    History shows that there's no magic bullet for a global financial crisis.

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