open sesame Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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open sesamenoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   mainly UK
something that makes it very ​easy to ​achieve a ​particular thing: A ​sciencedegree can be an ​opensesame to a ​job in ​almost any ​field.
(Definition of open sesame from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “open sesame”
in Chinese (Simplified) (达到…的)法宝,通行手段,开门咒语…
in Chinese (Traditional) (達到…的)法寶,通行手段,開門咒語…
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