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turn the trick

To do, accomplish, or fulfill exactly what is needed or sought after. The recipe calls for pancetta ham, but I think this regular bacon should turn the trick. The movie's plot, such as it is, won't go on to win any awards, but the gory special effects will turn the trick for any fans of the horror genre.
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Just ask trainer Bobby Frankel, who sent out 10-1 longshot Mast Track for a 21/4-length gate-to-wire victory over favored Go Between in Saturday's $750,000 Grade I Hollywood Gold Cup 17 years after turning the trick with 27-1 outsider Marquetry.
Only 21 players have shot 63 in a major with Greg Norman and Vijay Singh turning the trick twice.
It's no mean feat to make a road pic that doesn't meander for a moment, let alone turning the trick in one's first time out--making writer-helmer Tania Hermida's "How Much Further" an auspicious debut as well as a thorough charmer.
The Phillies ended up as the last of the "original 16" franchises to win the World Series, finally turning the trick in 1980.
He told WILLIE ALEXANDER he was turning the trick in drag and when the guy realized Mark wasn't a chick he shot him.
They both won the Sunshine Millions Classic and the Big 'Cap, with Southern Image turning the trick in 2004.
McCall was the first to knock out Lewis, turning the trick with one punch to win the WBC title in 1994 only to lose it to Lewis two years later.