a quick solution to a difficult problem.
- magic bullet, silver bullet
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How to use silver bullet in a sentence
The move might be shocking, but experts also say that it’s a natural part of a process that isn’t as as smooth as finding a silver bullet in vaccine form.Why South Africa stopped using the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine | Rahul Rao | February 8, 2021 | Popular-Science
It’s clear that there’s no silver bullet that will undo a decade’s worth of widening inequality.
Instead, we keep looking for silver bullets through rewriting the legal codes that govern social media or the software code they use to run their networks.Want to Stop the Next Crisis? Teaching Cyber Citizenship Must Become a National Priority | Michael McConnell | January 21, 2021 | Time
So far, they haven’t been a silver bullet, and they’ve faced criticism over usability, privacy, and more.“You can’t just give people more data and expect them to act differently” | Lindsay Muscato | December 7, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
There is no silver bullet for US department stores to immediately start thriving again, so the best many can do is simply try to adapt and survive.The death of the department store and the American middle class | Jason Del Rey | November 30, 2020 | Vox
The truth is that intersex just might be the silver bullet in the culture wars about sex and gender.
Weiner will pay out for focus groups and polls, trying to find the silver bullet that will put the past back in his pants.Anthony Weiner’s Cardinal Sin: Rank Hypocrisy, Not Creepy Sexting | Stuart Stevens | May 21, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
“There is no silver bullet when it comes to this issue,” Panetta told reporters on Monday.Leon Panetta Lays Out New Rules to Combat Sexual Assault in U.S. Military | Jesse Ellison | April 18, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Again, when exploring this topic Pearlstein is frank in stating up front that there is no silver bullet solution here.David's Book Club: From Family Collapse to America's Decline | Bryce McNitt | April 11, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
But it wasn't a leg: it was a gun, loaded with a silver bullet that had been charged home with prayer.Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land, Complete | Charles M. Skinner
One of the neighbors cut off the wolf's tail with a silver bullet, the appendage being for many years preserved by the Indians.Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land, Complete | Charles M. Skinner
By shootin' with a silver bullet run outen a mould thet's done been rubbed with willow-sprigs.A Pagan of the Hills | Charles Neville Buck
Meanwhile, instead of replacing the silver bullet in his cartridge belt, the Lone Ranger put it in his pocket.The Lone Ranger Rides | Fran Striker
Often when sportsmen miss, they claim that their gun is bewitched, and avail themselves of the sure silver bullet.Mount Rainier | Various