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
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Often in modern houses cupboard space is short, but that's where the Create A Space team can work their magic.
The idea is blood platelets, which play an important role in repairing cells, can work their magic on damaged cells.
MUMS and dads may need to work their magic to get this Poopsie Unicorn Slime Surprise doll.
They want to stay in the local area, because of schools for their children and good local amenities, but are look-k ing for a new home to work their magic on.
Summary: Steve Carell and Jim Carrey work their magic on the red carpet at the world premiere of their comedy, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.
As time passes, his therapy and the peace and quiet of the countryside work their magic on their broken spirits.
From inline skating to tennis and volleyball, the Wii peripherals work their magic yet again, with the balance board again providing an extra dimension to the feedback you get from the game.
Andrew Moger and his team at Branded Concept Development are gearing up to work their magic for trendy Pan-Asian vegetarian eatery, Zen Palate.
The 200-year-old Windmill went out with a bang with families invited to watch Coventry Spinners and Weavers work their magic for the final time this year.
The bacteria had 4 days to work their magic. Then, the scientists turned the pumps back on and collected liquid from each well.
Long before Harry Potter and his friends began to work their magic, another group of British children took readers on a journey to a mythical land called Narnia.
The same team of artists from New Zealand's Weta Workshop who designed the creatures, costumes, armor, and weapons for the Tolkien films has been employed to work their magic for this movie production of C.S.
We continue to achieve order-of-magnitude improvements by, essentially, blowing things apart and inviting creative people to work their magic on individual components of a greater whole.
This is a work of literary criticism I would recommend to nonacademic readers--and reading groups--who want to know more about how our most gifted African American women narrative artists work their magic to enhance readers' appreciation of the miracle of African American families, our cultural wealth and dramatic historical legacy.
Cereal Toppers can work their magic in yogurt, cottage cheese, smoothies, pancakes, even salad.