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open sesame

n.
A simple, trusty means of attaining a goal.

[From the magical formula Open Sesame, used by Ali Baba in the Arabian Nights to open the door of the robbers' cave.]

open sesame

n
a very successful means of achieving a result
[from the magical words used by Ali Baba in The Arabian Nights' Entertainments to open the door of the robbers' den]

o′pen ses′ame


n.
any marvelously effective means for bringing about a desired result.
[1785–95; from the use of these words by Ali Baba to open the door of the robbers' den in the Arabian Nights tale “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves”]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.open sesame - any very successful means of achieving a result
means, way, agency - how a result is obtained or an end is achieved; "a means of control"; "an example is the best agency of instruction"; "the true way to success"
2.open sesame - a magical command; used by Ali Baba
bid, bidding, command, dictation - an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
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