American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An infallible means of attack or defense.
- n. A simple remedy for a difficult or intractable problem: "There is no single silver bullet or panacea that will solve all the problems of Bay Area schools” ( San Francisco Chronicle).
- n. A bullet made of silver, usually with reference to the folkloric belief that such bullets are the only weapons which can kill a werewolf.
- n. idiomatic Any straightforward solution perceived to have great effectiveness or bring miraculous results.
- n. A cocktail somewhat like a martini.
- n. a simple guaranteed solution for a difficult problem
- From the belief that werewolves could be killed with silver bullets. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Finette now threw a silver bullet into the sea, and at this a ship immediately appeared, in which she and Yvon took instant refuge.”
“He had all but reached the ship when Finette threw her second silver bullet into the sea.”
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Silvery words. (Mithril doesn't count.)
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strident criticism, devolved approach, lax control, serious misgivings, incessant negotia..., fundamental task, controversial plan, fierce criticism, lengthy consultation, public confidence, central point, final push and 183 more...
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Trendy, funny or highly descriptive collocations
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Once a European politician starts to speak, I am immediately filled with hope. Why? "After us the deluge." And after the deluge - a RAINBOW.
words that evoke magic, mystery, mayhem, magnificence or anything else that glimmers in the grass
A somewhat discriminatory list of words and phrases collected for their euphonic or arcane appeal, interesting etymology, or concise definition of an otherwise unnamed phenomenon or concept.
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