a quick solution to a difficult problem.
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Origin of silver bullet
First recorded in 1930–35; from the belief that supernatural beings, as werewolves, can be killed with a silver bullet
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Example sentences 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|David Sessions|November 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
There is no silver-bullet solution to the chronic underemployment of early 21st century America.