There is someone that always when there is a problem he says: "No problem it will be OK". We know that we can trust that he will manage and solve this problem.

How do we describe this person? Something like a managabalator person? (Someone who manage things)

The same word. When there is a problem. He can say: "Don't worry it will be {missing word}"

In Hebrew we can say:

  • אחד שמתסדר
  • יהיה בסדר
  • הוא מסתדר בחיים

This is a Hebrew slang. So, I accept slang answers.

By the way, you can think about wizard. "He is a wizard." But wizard solve problem in a magically way. This person just address the issue by using creative ways.

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    The person is called a problem solver.
    – Drew
    Dec 31, 2016 at 23:04
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    The go to guy is how to describe this person
    – Kris
    Jan 1, 2017 at 2:09
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    What is "managablator"? Can you be more specific on what kind of problem (s)he solves and and why a "problem solver" can't be used? Please consider including an example sentence where the word or phrase would be used,
    – user140086
    Jan 1, 2017 at 3:23
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    In American English slang, "wizard" is absolutely used to describe a person who is highly capable at solving problems in a complex field. E.g., "computer wizard" or "math wizard." I have no idea what the actual etymology is, but it may help you to think about the fact that to someone who is not well versed in in the field, what the person actually does seems more like some kind of arcane incantation than a logical sequence of steps, even if another skilled person would consider it obvious. I mention this as somewhat of an aside since it's not clear to me that this usage fits your situation.
    – jpmc26
    Jan 1, 2017 at 11:32
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    Wizard has always meant one who is wise. Magical Wizards, Computer Wizards, Love Wizards are just people who know more than you about different things. Magic has always been thus. "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic" Arthur C Clark. Jan 1, 2017 at 18:41

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He is a can-do person

can-do, from The Free Dictionary:

Marked by a willingness to tackle a job and get it done: "the city's indomitable optimism and can-do spirit" (Christian Science Monitor).

confident and resourceful in the face of challenges: a can-do attitude

To work with the sentence the OP wrote:

When there is a problem, the can-do person says "Don't worry, can do, no problem".

Or, if using slang, she might say (see Wikipedia):

....no problemo!

Finally, sometimes a can-do person has to say "no can do"; then you know you really have a problem!

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    Can-do is more about attitude than aptitude. You can't necessarily "trust that he will manage and solve this problem," only that "he says: 'No problem it will be OK'."
    – Kevin
    Jan 1, 2017 at 17:52
  • @Kevin You have a point; one needs to ask questions and have a good BS detector -- always.
    – ab2
    Jan 1, 2017 at 20:48

I call these people my "fixers". As a manager, I give them hard stuff, and I know they can make something happen.

Since slang is ok, I'll mosey to the urban dictionary:


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    Bear in mind that this can, in some context, have the connotation of "assassin" or "guy who makes witnesses suddenly recant their testimony". In general, it's pretty obvious where that's true, though, and I doubt anyone will be confused by the term.
    – anon
    Jan 2, 2017 at 0:56

The person is a problem solver.

a thinker who focuses on the problem as stated and tries to synthesize information and knowledge to achieve a solution

-- vocabulary.com

  • +1 for the everyday, usable, and used, word. Plus your comment suggesting this word has, as of this moment, 17 upvotes. Jan 2, 2017 at 17:40

I'd go with troubleshooter

Wikipedia: Troubleshooting


In many fictional crime stories, a cleaner is called to clean up someone else's problem / mess. Technically he/she does not solve the problem, but makes the problem go away. This person is expected and trusted in this task as a professional with this one specific role.

My favorite character examples are Victor in La Femme Nikita and The Wolf in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction.

The Wolf: You're... Jimmie, right? This is your house?
Jimmie: Sure is.
The Wolf: I'm Winston Wolfe. I solve problems.



Not an answer, I know (unless you accept "magician"), but I can't resist posting it:

There are two kinds of geniuses, the “ordinary” and the “magicians.” An ordinary genius is a fellow that you and I would be just as good as, if we were only many times better. There is no mystery as to how his mind works. Once we understand what they have done, we feel certain that we, too, could have done it. It is different with the magicians. They are, to use mathematical jargon, in the orthogonal complement of where we are and the working of their minds is for all intents and purposes incomprehensible. Even after we understand what they have done, the process by which they have done it is completely dark. They seldom, if ever, have students because they cannot be emulated and it must be terribly frustrating for a brilliant young mind to cope with the mysterious ways in which the magician’s mind works. Richard Feynman is a magician of the highest caliber.

—Mark Kac, quoted by James Gleick in Genius

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    I can't resist saying that it sounds like the "magicians" are just bad at explaining themselves. ;D If so, that would, of course, put Feynman in the former category.
    – jpmc26
    Jan 1, 2017 at 11:35
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    He was an excellent communicator, so Kac's remark was rather off-target.
    – Mick
    Jan 1, 2017 at 11:52

Thinker :

someone who considers important subjects or produces new ideas

and in another definition :

someone who exercises the mind (usually in an effort to reach a decision)

Moreover, I came up with an invented word, elixir person, which has some occurrences when Googling!

  • With the caveat that it is often said that thinkers are not doers, so a thinker may think of a solution but not actually effect it. Jan 2, 2017 at 17:41
  • @Clare, Agreed! (+1)
    – Eilia
    Jan 3, 2017 at 11:53

In the days of machine politics, the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the United States, a person like this would often be employed as a "ward heeler" who solved the problems that came up in daily life for immigrants in exchange for their support at the ballot box come election time.

Adjectives often used to describe this quality in a person include "resourceful" and "streetwise" (both per Merriam Webster).


For a single-word noun you could say …

"He’s a/the master" ...

in *Merriam Webster’s 2b sense:

one that conquers or masters.

Or maybe its superlative sense as an adjective (d) in combination with @Drew ‘s “problem solver”:

"He’s a/our master problem solver.**

Making it work for the "Don't worry it will be {missing word}" part of the question would be trickier, but maybe using the past participle of “master,” the verb (it’s “1- to become master of/OVERCOME” sense), could work:

"Don't worry it (the problem) will be mastered."

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