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 ?
Secretly she quite believed that Dickon worked Magic, of course good Magic, on everything near him and that was why people liked him so much and wild creatures knew he was their friend.
Stern words in the half-time huddle worked magic though as Springett and Natalee levelled-up the game.
Jansch, who died from lung cancer aged 67 in 2011, worked magic on the strings, his mesmerising fingers seemingly directed by supernatural power.
Salim Arif has worked magic, blending poetry into the prose of my stories to create a new form of theatre.
O'Meara has worked magic this season with horses joining him from other yards and the lightlyraced five-year-old is entitled to have come on for the race.
The Shakespearean protagonist would surely appreciate how three different types of dreams worked magic on my childhood.
Steve worked magic with the bowlers and I'm already looking forward to working with him again in the future," he added.
Tom Cruise, who has already worked magic once in Steven Spielberg's Minority Report , tries the trick again with Oblivion .
Yes, Basu's cinematic excellence in narrating a romantic-drama genre along with mime, slapstick comedy has worked magic on screen.
For free agents and undrafted rookies, anxiety set back in; meanwhile, their agents worked magic with rigorous research and the gift of gab.
Bernard's twice during the regular season, losing by a combined 60 points, Groton-Dunstable worked magic last night.
As Michelle worked magic on my barnet, it took little time to see the effects would be stunning.
Her daughter, Tamica Washington-Miller, got down with a dozen dancers in her new Thanks and Praises, a raucous jazz romp, while Jeremiah Tatum worked magic with a group of hip hopping students in his groovy Boot Camp.
In fact, he said he wanted to have a go to see if it worked magic on him too
Even when things were at their worst, the pair worked magic on the court.