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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It seems a strange choice to cast social critic and stand-up comedian George Carlin in this fun and familyfriendly film, but in the part of Rufus he works magic in tethering the random and ridiculous adventures of Bill and Ted into an engaging and exciting narrative.
In the post, he wrote: "This guy works magic with dogs if anyone has ANY behavioural problems.
Aveda Nourish Mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze, PS16 For red-carpet lips that stay moist all night, this works magic. Night-time shades include Wine Berry and Pink Clover and there is Bronze Blade for daytime.
The relaxed, friendly librarian who apparently works magic with a few taps on a keyboard and patiently encourages you to experiment with different strategies is back in this new edition, and she knows her subject.
It has been a great privilege to be editor of this section for the last 14 years and I am eternally grateful for the support of a great band of reviewers, the SL Production Editors (especially the current incumbent Richard who works magic with what I send him) and the ever patient SLA office staff.
Two days in a mustard and herb mixture works magic on the tenderloin's flavor!
He works magic with our brand and our customers and has earned a great reputation in the process," said Scott Rothenberg, Rossi director of sales.
It appears, according to (http://www.gottabemobile.com/2014/01/21/ios-7-1-jailbreak-up-in-the-air/) Gotta Be Mobile , that the latest effort works magic for Apple as developer iH8Snow reportedly confirmed that "the kernel exploit," used by Evad3rs to circumvent iOS 7 has been patched up following the dispatch of the fourth beta.
The Round Dance evoked a pleasing pastoral prettiness, and it was juxtaposed with a stirring, surround-sound blast of brass through the works Magic Carillon and Infernal Dance, the latter a great example of Petrenko's precision and control - reaching a bone-rattling crescendo before turning, on a celeste dime, to ethereal woodwind.
"He works magic with older horses and said this one had been going brilliantly on the gallops."
Every project should have a marketing team that works magic. With R4, they can."
In an utterly changed media--and business--environment in which USA Today's formula of providing news quickly and colorfully in print no longer works magic and where its once-formidable audience of business travelers has shrunk, a mobile-first strategy positions the newspaper in a medium in which people actually expect to pay something to access information and entertainment.
Any who've owned a prior Cake Mix Doctor baking book knows that Anne Byrn works magic with the standard cake mix, offering additions for greater richness, flavor, and innovative variations using the cake mix as a foolproof base.
RIGHT TOOL FOR MANY JOBS: The Bosch PMF 180E All-rounder, priced pounds 69.99, handles everything from cutting and routing to sawing and sanding; MAKEOVER MAGIC: Stair Make-Over works magic
For dinner there's a choice of two restaurants - the Castle bistro, with its simpler pizza and pasta menu, or fine dining at the Mulberry restaurant, which works magic with fresh, local ingredients.