work (one's) magic

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work (one's) magic

To use one's unique talents or charm to obtain a desired thing or outcome. I never thought the boss would approve our business trip, but Sam worked her magic, and now, we're off to Denver! Whenever I can't get my car running, I have my dad come over and work his magic on the engine.
See also: magic, work
References in classic literature ?
And at last they sent for thee, Sir Boss, to try magic and enchantment; and if you could not come, then was the messenger to fetch Merlin, and he is there these three days now, and saith he will fetch that water though he burst the globe and wreck its kingdoms to accomplish it; and right bravely doth he work his magic and call upon his hellions to hie them hither and help, but not a whiff of moisture hath he started yet, even so much as might qualify as mist upon a copper mirror an ye count not the barrel of sweat he sweateth betwixt sun and sun over the dire labors of his task; and if ye --"
Admittedly, one of the reasons he's struggled to make his presence felt in a number of games this season is down to the facts his forwards haven't been able to provide him with the platform on which to work his magic.
Hopefully Rodgers can work his magic on that area, like he has done on the side's possession play.
Not a bad replacement Trainer doesn''t quite get his spelling right and the jockey, who replaced Luke Morris, can't work his magic as Stone Of Folca finishes down the field in France WTKJockey Canford Cliffs retired to stud now that is sad, it would have been great to see him v Frankel again.
After hearing Sonu mimicking at award shows, it's time to hear him work his magic with songs as well.
EX-Manchester United star Sammy McIlroy believes his old club should allow Paul Scholes to work his magic for as long as he wishes.
Give this lad a chance to work his magic on world peace.
For everybody else, all eyes will be on the match to see if King Kev can work his magic.
Repko, who made a pinch-hit appearance in the sixth inning, had spent the previous five innings watching Maddux work his magic from his seat in the Dodgers 'dugout.
Having won the toss and elected to bat, Bangladesh made a solid start and openers Javed Omar and Nafees Iqbal put on a half-century partnership before Murali started to work his magic.
Having won the toss and elected to bat, Bangladesh made a solid start to the day and openers Javed Omar and Nafees Iqbal put on a halfcentury partnership before Murali started to work his magic.
Will Mr Beresford be able to work his magic again or will the car parks of Birmingham, not noted for beauty or architectural merit, be written off in an AA survey as among the worst in the country?
HARRY Potter didn't work his magic for the author's father at an auction.
Croker, a female hound, and Plumley, a lonely, crotchety old man, become willing partners when Utten decides to work his magic to give Plumley a second chance at life.
He spearheaded the corporation's acquisition of First Financial Management (owners of Western Union) in 1995, went over to lead the Merchant Services Group in 1998, and was asked to work his magic at First Data Resources last February.