magic bulletmagic bullet
any remedy, esp. a medication, regarded as having thorough or wide-ranging effectiveness
Something regarded as a magical solution or cure: “There is no magic bullet against cancer” (Matt Clark).
(plural magic bullets)
- (idiomatic) A simple remedy to a difficult or complex problem, especially a cure for a disease. Often used to refer to a non-existent, overly simplistic remedy.
- In recent years, penicillin-based drugs have lost some of their magic bullet status due to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
- History shows that there's no magic bullet for a global financial crisis.