work (one's) magic

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work (one's) magic

To use one's unique talents or charm to obtain a desired thing or outcome. I never thought the boss would approve our business trip, but Sam worked her magic, and now, we're off to Denver! Whenever I can't get my car running, I have my dad come over and work his magic on the engine.
See also: magic, work
References in classic literature ?
I've the right to make a servant girl for my wife, you know, or a Glass Cat to catch our mice--which she refuses to do--but I am forbidden to work magic for others, or to use it as a profession.
That is how my father said they always did; and it is always so when men work magic.
The combination of solitude, a new environment and unencumbered time can work magic on creativity.
KUWAIT, Nov 5 (KUNA) -- Charisma is one of the most distinct personal qualities that can often work magic in giving an individual unduly influence or authority over large numbers of people.
I am hoping the deeply devotional songs will work magic to create the feeling of tremendous joy as well as inner calm and bliss.
Perhaps the awareness that raised the profile (and price) of Barako may soon work magic for Gourmet Robusta.
But the good news is you're able to meet those demands through a little extra work magic.
LUKE CAMPBELL claims new trainer Jorge Rubio can work magic for him as he did for David Haye.
There are plenty of beauty products in the market which claim to work magic on the skin.
At times, the narrative voice is that of a gifted writer who knows how to work magic with language rather than the voice of an awkward tween.
As the small Nexus tablet is already in Asus' hands, HTC is believed to work magic on the second Nexus 10.
If over-indulging has left your complexion far from clear, these zit fighters will work magic in minutes.
Therefore, men who know their way around a workbench become increasingly attractive as they can work magic in a home, saving their partner money and stress.
Yes, he may have a wonky hat and a wonky wand but he knows how to work magic so when he, and his best friend Monty, decide to join a carnival and begin their very own magic show the future is looking very bright.
But where others with the talent would use the energy to work magic, Emma chooses to help the ghosts escape their trap--and faces many powerful enemies as the result of her choice.