something that cures or remedies without causing harmful side effects: So far there is no magic bullet for economic woes.
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Origin of magic bullet
First recorded in 1965–70
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informal any therapeutic agent, esp one in the early stages of development, reputed to be very effective in treating a condition, such as a malignant tumour, by specifically targeting the diseased tissue
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A drug, therapy, or preventive therapy that cures or prevents a disease.
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