silver bullet

noun
|Updated on: 24 Jul 2018

Definition of silver bullet

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

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First Known Use of silver bullet

1806

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Definition of silver bullet for English Language Learners

  • : something that very quickly and easily solves a serious problem


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