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(do something) a treat
To do something very well, adeptly, or satisfactorily. Primarily heard in UK. After we oiled up the chain a bit, that old bike worked a treat. My daughter's singing went down a treat with the family members gathered at our house for Christmas. Wow, this suit fits a treat! It makes such a difference going to a tailor.
See also: treat
treat someone (for something) (with something)
to attempt to cure someone's illness, injury, or disease with something. The doctor treated me for the flu with aspirin. It didn't work, but it was cheap. They treated him for his broken bones. Ann treated him with the appropriate therapy.
- (do something) a treat
- a treat
- be in for a treat
- case of
- Dutch treat
- go down a treat
- handle (someone or something) with kid gloves
- handle, treat, etc. somebody with kid gloves
- how's life (treating you)?
- How's the world treating you?
- stand to a treat
- treat (one) like dirt
- treat (one) like muck
- treat (someone or something) with kid gloves
- treat as
- treat like
- treat like dirt
- treat of
- treat somebody like dirt
- treat someone like dirt
- treat someone with kid gloves
- treat them mean, keep them keen
- treat to
- treat with
- trick or treat
- work a treat