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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TIMMY Murphy registered a personal milestone with his 1000th British National Hunt success as Wizard of Edge worked his magic in the Shoreditch Handicap Chase at Taunton yesterday.
ENGLAND have practically got one foot in the 2010 World Cup finals and it is clear to see that Fabio Capello has worked his magic.
When Stephen worked his magic at Bohemians, what gratitude did he get?
I'm told Rick - who is following his dad into the music biz with his own band - has worked his magic on Dannii.
The Scot suffered a gaping wound in the first round against Abdul Malik Jabir last year, but cornerman King worked his magic and Docherty bravely ground his way to victory.
He is a handful for defences and always inspired confidence in me when he came on and worked his magic.
Harry Potter has worked his magic on cinema sales by smashing box office records.
SUPPORTERS of Seb Sanders, who earned a healthy living on the top jockey at the track last year, had to wait for the last race before the jockey worked his magic on Jayanjay in the five-furlong handicap.
Guards blocked guests from following the panicked entourage while Bloch worked his magic on the errant strap.
Hugh Fuller of Clearwater, FL drove and John Tomlinson of North Miami, FL worked his magic on the throttles as Drambuie On Ice won the biggest and fastest class offshore powerboat racing has to offer.
John H Stracey has once again worked his magic by attracting the legendary 'Hands of Stone' to the city for one night only.
The former Aberdeen and Caley Thistle boss has worked his magic at Forres with remarkable speed since arriving under a year ago.
VETERAN midfielder Paul Merson may have worked his magic for Portsmouth last season - but he has sense enough to realise that his ageing legs might not withstand the pressures of life back in the Premiership.
Sure, others could go out and post low scores in the early afternoon, but it would all be for naught once the Wizard of Wilshire worked his magic in the second round of the SBC Senior Classic.
Partying away at the London club, who should they bump into but hypnotist to the stars, Paul McKenna who worked his magic on Liza.