Definition of open sesame in English:

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open sesame

Pronunciation: /ˈōpən ˈsesəmē/


A free or unrestricted means of admission or access: academic success is not an automatic open sesame to the job market


Early 18th century: from the magic formula in the tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (see Ali Baba).

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Syllabification: o·pen ses·a·me

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