presto chango


verb (used without object)

change at once (usually used imperatively, as in a magician's command).


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of presto chango

  • By simply saying those nine simple words we can magically claim anything for Islam, presto-chango.

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    Bill O’Reilly, Muslim-Hunter

    Dean Obeidallah

    June 5, 2014

Historical Examples of presto chango