silver bullet


Definition of silver bullet

: something that acts as a magical weapon especially : one that instantly solves a long-standing problem

Examples of silver bullet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s no silver bullet, but the best bet is to significantly lower the cost of making mistakes. Ryan Craig, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2022 The governor sees no silver bullet to end the pandemic. Dave Boucher, Detroit Free Press, 27 Jan. 2022 But there remains no silver bullet, and treatment typically comes down to managing each symptom one by one, with such measures as breathing exercises, meditation, and physical therapy., 5 Sep. 2021 Indeed, the report makes clear that there is no silver bullet to solving global warming. Sarah Kaplan And Brady Dennis, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Apr. 2022 Because the underlying causes are complex and multifactorial, so must be the solutions: there simply is no silver bullet. Daniel Swain, Outside Online, 11 Jan. 2022 But this time, the silver bullet appears to have been shot from the inside by one woman: Frances Haugen. - Make Genius Money Moves, Forbes, 8 Oct. 2021 Critics will probably say that it’s not a silver bullet. The Atlantic, 29 Apr. 2021 Starship is a 400-foot tall, steel rocket and spacecraft combo that looks like a massive, elongated silver bullet. Jackie Wattles, CNN, 10 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of silver bullet

1806, in the meaning defined above

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19 Apr 2022

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“Silver bullet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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