open sesameopen sesame
any unfailing means of gaining admission or achieving some other end
Origin of open sesamefrom “Open sesame!”: magic words spoken to open the door of the thieves' den in the story of Ali Baba in The Arabian Nights
A simple, trusty means of attaining a goal.
Origin of open sesameFrom the magical formula Open Sesame used by Ali Baba in the Arabian Nights to open the door of the robbers' cave
- Open up!
(plural open sesames)