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open sesame


open sesame

noun

Definition of OPEN SESAME

something that allows someone to achieve a desired goal <it turned out that a simple please was the open sesame for charming the hotel manager into giving us a room with a better view>

March 01, 2015
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Tube-shaped pasta or a fop or dandy
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