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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In the show the eponymous entertainer ramps the wow factor up to 11 as he works his magic on punters at Nottingham's Theatre Royal.
James Brown normally works his magic on stars such as Demi Moore and Kate Moss but agreed to make bobbies go bald to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
Lo's new set is top-notch production from the likes of Timbaland, who works his magic on the fluttering soul ballad ``He'll Be Back.
Here, Monk works his magic on such standards as ``Body and Soul,'' ``Just a Gigolo,'' ``Don't Blame Me'' and ``Nice Work If You Can Get It,'' among other titles, played in slow stride style and without much deviation from the melody.