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open sesame 1

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noun

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open sesame 2
Pronunciation: /ˌəʊpən ˈsɛsəmi/
A free or unrestricted means of admission or access: academic success is not an automatic open sesame to the job market
[From the magic formula in the tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (see Ali Baba)]
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