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Meaning of OPEN SESAME

Pronunciation:  'owpun 'sesumee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any very successful means of achieving a result
  2. [n]  a magical command; used by Ali Baba
 See Also: agency, bid, bidding, command, dictation, means, way



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