What does magic wand mean?


Idiom Meaning:

an unrealistic simple solution to a difficult problem


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Grey’s Anatomy “How to Save a Life” (2015)

Time of Scene: n/a

Alana: I’m not supposed to be here. I’m a mathlete. I take five A.P classes. I’m first chair on cello. I have a perfect attendance record. I haven’t missed one day, not one day of school. I’m boring. Charlie Abbot’s prom king. He’s in remedial math. He’s never even heard of A.P. He’s dumb and popular and totally gorgeous. And this morning, he says, ‘Do you want to go for a ride?’ To me. So, the earth is shifting on its axis or something crazy because no way. Charlie Abbot is not supposed to kiss me. So something is wrong. Some wormhole to another universe has opened. I don’t know, but now I am on a road because the car I was in just flew through the air and I just ran from a giant fireball and Charlie Abbot’s brain is broken and my stomach is killing me. So I am obviously not supposed to be here. So, can someone please wake me up or wave your magic wand or click your heels three times or whatever so I can go home? Please. Please. What? What is it?

Dr. Derek Shepherd: Just look at my eyes.

Alana: What’s wrong?

Dr. Derek Shepherd: Look at my face. Look at my eyes, okay?

Alana: I’m scared.


Star Trek “Catspaw” (1967)

Time of Scene: 00:34:00

Captain James T. Kirk: What now? You wave your magic wand and destroy my mind, too?

Sylvia: There’s no real damage to the mind, Captain. Simply a drain of knowledge and will.

Captain James T. Kirk: You don’t call that damage?

Sylvia: Why should I?

Captain James T. Kirk: You’d know, if you had compassion. A woman should have compassion. But I forget you’re not a woman.


To the Manor Born “The Summer Hunt Ball” (1979)

Time of Scene: n/a

DeVere: If I had a magic wand Cinders, I could still take you to the ball. It isn’t midnight yet.


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