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work it

1. slang To dress, walk, and behave in a way that shows off one's body or clothing in the best way possible. Often said as a compliment or encouragement. Work it, girl! You are looking fine in that little red dress! Damn, he looks really hot in that outfit, and he's working it on the dance floor!
2. slang To be very successful and self-confident in the pursuit of one's goals or ambitions. Often said as a compliment or encouragement. With so much to juggle these days and worry about these days, it's important to take a moment and recognize parents who rise to the task. Work it, you super moms and dads!
See also: work

work it so (that) (something is the case)

To arrange, organize, or plan something so as to bring about a particular result or outcome. I'm trying to work it so I'll be able to work from home on Fridays. We worked it so that both of our flights will get into the airport at the same time. That way we can share a taxi home.
See also: work

work things so (that) (something is the case)

To arrange, organize, or plan something so as to bring about a particular result or outcome. I'm trying to work things so I'll be able to work from home on Fridays. We worked things so that both of our flights will get into the airport at the same time. That way we can share a taxi home.
See also: thing, work

work it

Arrange, bring about, as in We'll try to work it so that the board meets tomorrow. [Colloquial; late 1800s]
See also: work

ˈwork it/things (so that...)

(informal) plan something carefully to get the result you want; organize or arrange something: Can you work it so that we get free tickets?I worked things so that I could take all my leave in July and August.
See also: thing, work
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Amazing opportunity for a hands on motivated owner that will work it! Make your own hours (open on Saturday's) & fees.
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First impressions are quite important, and Denise Dudley, career guru and author of Work It! Get In, Get Noticed, Get Promoted, says there are definite rules for shaking hands properly--and, if you do it right, you will leave a great impression from the start.
The Bullring store has set up a series of fun 30-minute activities so that workers can learn a new skill in their lunch hour as part of its Work It! campaign, running from May 18-31.
And I would add to the end of that sentiment, "So work it!"
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Way to work it! #BestEverHalftimeShow'," Carrie Underwood tweeted.
"One and one is two, and two and two is four, and five will get you ten if you know how to work it!" ...
The Work It! scheme has been given a pounds 20,000 grant from the Home Office's Crime Innovation Fund to reduce crime levels and unemployment rates by offering advice and training to 16 to 24-year-olds.
Whatever you wear, work it! If you believe that you look fierce, everyone around you will believe it too.
WORK IT! VISUAL THERAPY'S GUIDE TO YOUR ULTIMATE CAREER WARDROBE comes from two stylists who have spent years revamping wardrobes and showing women how to look good.
if you want something and are passionate about it, you'll do all you can to gain the knowledge needed." Go forth and work it!
Hence the expression, "Nice get if you can work it!"
WORK IT! The England squad train in the Indian heat ahead of today's one-dayer; STRAIN Sidebottom has struggled with injury
Help is available, especially if you develop a plan, and work it!