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do wonders

To produce excellent results or be extremely effective, especially unexpectedly. You'll love this new face cream. It does wonders on my wrinkles. It's amazing how the overhead lighting does wonders with this room—it's like an entirely new space.
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work/do ˈwonders/ˈmiracles (for/on/with somebody/something)

(informal) have a very good effect (on somebody/something); quickly succeed: Getting the job did wonders for her self-confidence.This washing powder will work miracles on those difficult stains. ▶ ˈmiracle-worker noun: I just don’t have enough time to finish it. I’m sorry, but I’m not a miracle-worker.
See also: miracle, wonder, work
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do wonders

To have a beneficial effect: This tonic will do wonders for you.
See also: wonder
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Therefore we see it hath done wonders, in popular states; but with senates, and princes less; and more ever upon the first entrance of bold persons into action, than soon after; for boldness is an ill keeper of promise.
you have done wonders; you have grasped the Theory of Floating Vessels' -- how the gallant fellow would stare!
"You and I and Joyce have all three done wonders. We have secured a friendly invitation at the first day's fishing for it."
"So am I; and I'll go farther, for I really do believe Alec has done wonders for the child; she will be a beauty in two or three years," added Aunt Clara, feeling that she could say nothing better than that.
"Permit me, madame," said D'Artagnan, "to reserve a portion for my friend; like myself" (he laid an emphasis on these words) "an ancient musketeer of the company of Treville; he has done wonders."
When I heard he was coming, I felt I wanted to put my arms right round my garden and hide it from him; but what was my surprise and delight when he said, after having gone all over it, "Well, I think you have done wonders." Dear me, how pleased I was!
On they came, a motley array, "some in rags, some on nags, and some in velvet gowns." One of them claimed to have done wonders with an iron hoop and a file in 1867; a second had a marvellous table with glass legs; a third swore that he had made a telephone in 1860, but did not know what it was until he saw Bell's patent; and a fourth told a vivid story of having heard a bullfrog croak via a telegraph wire which was strung into a certain cellar in Racine, in 1851.
I have done wonders with murderesses--I have never advanced an inch with Aunt Ablewhite.
Next, you really have done wonders for me, Mortimer, in easing my money-perplexities, and with such a guardian and steward beside me, as the preserver of my life (I am hardly strong yet, you see, for I am not man enough to refer to her without a trembling voice--she is so inexpressibly dear to me, Mortimer!), the little that I can call my own will be more than it ever has been.
"I am young and earnest, and energy and determination have done wonders many a time.
He had done wonders before, but now he began to powder away like a raving mad giant.
"My dear sir, you have done wonders. The horse looks very fit and well.
Karachi -- The National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases-NICVD has done wonders in last few years by providing state-of-the-art cardiac treatment to every individual at their doorstep totally free of cost.
KARACHI -- The National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases(NICVD) has done wonders in last few years by providing state-of-the-art cardiac treatment to every individual at their doorstep totally free of cost.
ISLAMABAD -- Laraib Atta, Pakistan's first and youngest female visual effects artist in Hollywood, has once again done wonders after working for upcoming blockbuster film 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout'.