magic bullet


magic bullet

noun

: a drug or treatment that cures a disease quickly and easily without producing bad effects

: something that solves a difficult problem easily

Full Definition of MAGIC BULLET

1
:  a substance or therapy capable of destroying pathogens (as bacteria or cancer cells) or providing an effective remedy for a disease or condition without deleterious side effects
2
:  something providing an effective solution to a difficult or previously unsolvable problem <a magic bullet to stem voter apathy>

Examples of MAGIC BULLET

  1. There is no magic bullet to fix our educational system.

First Known Use of MAGIC BULLET

1940

Rhymes with MAGIC BULLET

mag·ic bul·let

noun \ˈmaj-ik-ˈbl-ət\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MAGIC BULLET

: a substance or therapy capable of destroying pathogenic agents (as bacteria or cancer cells) or providing a remedy for a disease or condition without deleterious side effects

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