- a quick solution to a difficult problem.
Origin of silver bullet
Examples from the Web for silver bullet
In his New York Times column Sunday, Ross Douthat calls this sort of thinking the “demographic excuse,” a silver-bullet “fantasy.”After a Crushing Defeat, the Religious Right Still Won’t Get It Right
November 11, 2012
There is no silver-bullet solution to the chronic underemployment of early 21st century America.Fixing the Job Market
September 2, 2011
Word Origin and History for silver bullet
"very effective, almost magical remedy," 1808. The belief in the magical power of silver weapons to conquer foes goes back at least to ancient Greece (e.g. Delphic Oracle's advice to Philip of Macedon).