Definition of silver bullet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


silver bullet

BrE BrE//ˌsɪlvə ˈbʊlɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɪlvər ˈbʊlɪt//
(also magic bullet) [usually singular]
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a fast and effective solution to a serious problem Having a mentor is exciting but it's not a silver bullet for success. There is no silver bullet to address growing inequality in the population.
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