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do the trick

To do, accomplish, or fulfil exactly what is needed or sought after. The recipe calls for pancetta, but I think this regular bacon should do the trick. The movie's plot, such as it is, won't go on to win any awards, but the gory special effects will do the trick for any fans of the horror genre. I turned it off and back on, and that did the trick.
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do the trick

to do exactly what is needed. This new paint scraper really does the trick. Is this envelope large enough to do the trick?
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do the trick

Also, turn the trick. Bring about a desired result, succeed. For example, One more turn with the wrench should do the trick, or Bill wanted to finish all the errands in one day but he couldn't quite turn the trick. The first expression dates from the early 1800s; the variant, from the first half of the 1900s; should not be confused with turn a trick.
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do the trick

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COMMON If something does the trick, it achieves what you want. If these self-help remedies don't do the trick, consult a qualified doctor. If you're not sure what your baby wants, then try a cuddle — it usually does the trick.
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do the trick

achieve the required result. informal
1990 Niki Hill Death Grows On You I figured a box of candy would do the trick, would bring some colour back.
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do the ˈjob/ˈtrick

(informal) do what is needed or wanted: These pills should do the job. You’ll feel better in no time.I tried many different ways to stop smoking. Acupuncture finally did the trick.
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do the trick

tv. to do exactly what is needed. Does this little tool do the trick?
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