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Open sesame in the tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, the magic words by which the door of the robbers' cave was made to fly open; the phrase is thus used for a means of securing access to what would normally be inaccessible.

See also a door must be either shut or open, leave the door open, a golden key can open any door.

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