work magic

work your/its magic

to achieve a positive result Can the Austrian men win, or will the Americans work their magic at the Olympics? You have to sit back and let the images in Ozu's films work their magic.
See also: magic, work

work your/its magic

to make a situation improve a lot or to make someone feel happy He was a great football player who is now working his magic as manager of Barnet Football Club. The city never failed to work its magic on me.
See also: magic, work
References in classic literature ?
That is how my father said they always did; and it is always so when men work magic.
Alex Neil was not going to be allowed to work magic at Hamilton forever without a big club nicking him and Norwich did the honours.
What could have been nothing but a clever gimmick - long silver strings stretching halfway the length of the stage - turned out to work magic," wrote Margaret Putnam for Theater Jones.
It is that your interests work magic on 3D printing.
They are expanding their sphere to Sub-Saharan Africa, Egypt, Libya, and even occupied Palestine, where some Persian Gulf Arab states "believe Israel can work magic.
Second chances are known to work magic in romantic relationships and marriages.
If over-indulging has left your complexion far from clear, these zit fighters will work magic in minutes.
Therefore, men who know their way around a workbench become increasingly attractive as they can work magic in a home, saving their partner money and stress.
There is a possibility of striker Loic Remy making an appearance and, in Adel Taarabt, they have a player who can work magic.
But where others with the talent would use the energy to work magic, Emma chooses to help the ghosts escape their trap--and faces many powerful enemies as the result of her choice.
Because a great artistic director really can work magic, just like a big-name football manager.
Our buses can work magic, but they cannot bring you back from the dead," the website's disclaimer reads.
Geraghty out to work magic Barry Geraghty will be looking to maintain his 100 per cent record for the Kieran Burke stable when he teams up with Buck Magic.
She's standing before you but it's not all about love; you can work magic anywhere.
I work magic by amazing people and making them laugh.