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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Amanda did look much older than her 38 years before the 10YY team worked their magic.
However, the mechanics worked their magic and Coulthard said: "My car had a fuel leak and caught fire but the boys did a great job to get it out again when they did.
Before ``Team Depot's'' four volunteers worked their magic - using materials donated by Home Depot on Soledad Canyon Road in Santa Clarita - there was little privacy for women who came to the offices and shared their stories with a case manager.
But she was a new woman the next day once the experts had worked their magic.
At Match Frame, editor Stephen Bohls; art director Traci Goudie; animators Pippin, Keith Lowry and Carl Canga; producer Cheryl Middleman; and flame artist Joe Reese worked their magic on the spots.
By the time they all get back in their patrol cars, he knows these kids have worked their magic, and made every one of these officers a better cop.