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A medicine or other remedy, especially an undiscovered or hypothetical one, with wonderful or highly specific properties.
solution, answer, resolution, way outremedy, antidote, cure, nostrum, panaceaquick fixView synonyms
- ‘It's not a magic bullet, but it can delay or slow the progress of the disease.’
- ‘Although hypnosis may have the potential to help with a wide variety of conditions, it's not a magic bullet.’
- ‘The original magic bullets, antibiotics, are overused and losing their effectiveness.’
- ‘In the absence of a vaccine and a magic bullet against HIV and the disease it engenders, public health authorities had to develop a comprehensive prevention strategy.’
- ‘Even then, biotechnology's best chicken vaccine may not arm poultry farmers with the proverbial magic bullet.’
- ‘They also have to buy into the notion of self care, rather than trust in magic bullets.’
- ‘‘The new technologies that are changing our world are not a panacea or a magic bullet,’ Annan added.’
- ‘The glycemic index is no magic bullet for dieters, says Wolever.’
- ‘He focused on prevention, lifestyle, and dietary medicine - not magic bullets.’
- ‘We want there to be a magic bullet, an easy answer - something other than ‘eat less, move more’.’
- ‘The metaphors used for cancer are often military terms such as war on cancer, killer cells, magic bullets, and the need for patients to adopt a fighting spirit.’
- ‘So cancer is a very complex thing, there's a lot of different types of cancers, it's very hard to tackle them, and it's apparently much harder to find magic bullets.’
- ‘Unfortunately, when it comes to weight loss, what the public wants is a magic bullet.’
- ‘With literally thousands of known medicinal herbs, everyone would like to find the magic bullet for a given condition.’
- ‘And although there are ways to treat these patients today, we still don't have the magic bullet.’
- ‘Even when things are going well, it's natural to become frustrated and wish for a magic bullet to cure your cancer.’
- ‘Is 30 minutes a day of aerobic exercise the magic bullet you've been looking for?’
- ‘We are not presenting this as being a panacea, as being something that is a magic bullet for all medical conditions, but it is another option.’
- ‘It's possible that one of the many new antidepressants now being developed will be the magic bullet you seek.’
- ‘No magic bullet yet, but new drugs to fight age-related macular degeneration are near.’
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