Definition of open sesame in US English:

open sesame


  • A free or unrestricted means of admission or access.

    ‘academic success is not an automatic open sesame to the job market’
    key, path, way, route, avenue, means of access, door, doorway, entry, entrée, admission, admittance
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Early 18th century: from the magic formula in the tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (see Ali Baba).


open sesame

/ˈōpən ˈsesəmē//ˈoʊpən ˈsɛsəmi/