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SILVER BULLET

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does silver bullet mean? 

SILVER BULLET (noun)
  The noun SILVER BULLET has 1 sense:

1. a simple guaranteed solution for a difficult problem

  Familiarity information: SILVER BULLET used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SILVER BULLET (noun)


Sense 1silver bullet [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A simple guaranteed solution for a difficult problem

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

no silver bullet can make the world safe from terrorism

Hypernyms ("silver bullet" is a kind of...):

solution (a method for solving a problem)


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