turn the trick

turn the trick

To do, accomplish, or fulfill exactly what is needed or sought after. The recipe calls for pancetta ham, but I think this regular bacon should turn the trick. The movie's plot, such as it is, won't go on to win any awards, but the gory special effects will turn the trick for any fans of the horror genre.
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This week the answer to who was the last Sun Devil QB to turn the trick should be easier to divine because: a) he set the conference record that still stands for passing yards in a game (536) against Oregon at Autzen Stadium in 2002 as a sophomore, and b) he might be the only Pac-12/10/8 quarterback to beat the Ducks three straight times since at least the Rich Brooks era.
Godolphin outsmarted Aidan O'Brien on that occasion, but they also possibly gave him the stencil to turn the trick on Sea The Stars today.
Louis Cardinals being the latest to turn the trick in 1979.
hopes to buck the trend and become the second to turn the trick when he faces WBA heavyweight titleholder John Ruiz on Saturday in Las Vegas.
The history of Western civilization can thus be viewed as a series of successive, ever more elaborate attempts to turn the trick of representation: to make things present again through depiction or description, through art or science.
However, Hamilton, Ontario has been able to turn the trick.
The business is predicated upon various levels of co-operation and the field service staff has to turn the trick of being able to get the service expertly delivered while essentially remaining transparent to the management of the individual supermarkets.
The only other Red Sox catcher to turn the trick was Bill Carrigan, who caught gems by Smokey Joe Wood in 1911 and Rube Foster and Dutch Leonard in 1916.
If the Trojans can't turn the trick, Cal and Arizona must.
The Twins were the last to turn the trick in the AL in 1964 against Kansas City.
Who believes that Wagon Limit can turn the trick again in the Classic and beat the world's best runners on dirt?
Jockey David Flores tried to turn the trick Sunday but settled for second aboard defending champion Siphon.