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(do something) a treat

To do something very well, adeptly, or satisfactorily. Primarily heard in UK. After we oiled up the chain a bit, that old bike worked a treat. My daughter's singing went down a treat with the family members gathered at our house for Christmas. Wow, this suit fits a treat! It makes such a difference going to a tailor.
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treat someone (for something) (with something)

to attempt to cure someone's illness, injury, or disease with something. The doctor treated me for the flu with aspirin. It didn't work, but it was cheap. They treated him for his broken bones. Ann treated him with the appropriate therapy.
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"I'm treating about 20 patients a month [with HIFU]," Suarez says.
None of these decisions, of course, has discussed whether, in the interest of fairness, plaintiffs' counsel should also be prohibited from having ex parte communications with treating physicians to avoid any suggestion that they might improperly influence or shade a physician's testimony.
In addition, the corporation and the trust that had made the QSST election were required to file amended returns consistent with treating the trust as a QSST.
Includes equipment, materials, and services for hot stamping, heat transfer decorating, printing, roll engraving, mold texturizing, painting and coating, surface treating, and static elimination.
If a physician treating CSOM prescribes an otic drop that is used by more than 50% of his colleagues, is the physician liable for any subsequent drug-related complication?
APPLICATIONS ABOUND Even as researchers are examining basic questions about how the hormone crosses the blood-brain barrier and exploring the multiple actions through which it might exert its beneficial effects, they're already pursuing EPO's potential for treating several additional diseases.
The reduction in second myocardial infarction was also statistically significant at 30 days both when the second myocardial infarctions were determined by the treating clinician (p-value 0.001) and when adjudicated by an independent panel of experts (p-value 0.004).
The US Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents (1) recommend treating patients during primary HIV infection.
And Ciprofloxacin--one of a class of antibiotics called quinolones--is an excellent drug for treating Campylobacter infections.
(4.) The IRS and Treasury should be chary in treating NQPS as an instrument other than stock, limiting the application of such rules to prevent taxpayers from obtaining tax-free treatment where the instrument received is subject to substantially less risk than the one exchanged.
As a result, her principal treating physician, with the concurrence of two other treating physicians, discharged the plaintiff after four additional days of hospitalization.
The INNOVATE trial was a prospective, single-arm study testing the feasibility, safety and preliminary efficacy of Tumor Treating Fields combined with weekly paclitaxel in recurrent ovarian cancer.
Treasury and the IRS believe that treating a separate unit as a domestic corporation for all purposes includes situations in which double-dipping is not possible or unlikely, such as when the unit is not taxable in the foreign country.
They might also prove to be beneficial in treating the chronic rhinitis that these children have and perhaps in treating children with cystic fibrosis.
Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, Ipswich, U.K., has commenced treating cancer patients with a new radiotherapy technique called SmartBeam(TM) IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy), a technique that allows more precise targeting of tumors with much less damage to nearby healthy tissues.