magic pudding

magic pudding
A never-ending or endlessly renewable source. This is often used in a political context: the minister's development fund is not a magic pudding. The phrase comes from a famous Australian children's book, Norman Lindsay's The Magic Pudding (1918), in which the pudding renews itself as soon as slices are cut out of it.

Australian idioms. 2014.

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