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presto chango

[cheyn-joh] /ˈtʃeɪn dʒoʊ/
verb (used without object)
1.
change at once (usually used imperatively, as in a magician's command).
noun
2.
a change occurring suddenly and as if by magic:
There is always an element of presto chango in international relations.
Origin of presto chango
rhyming alteration of change
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