work one's magic

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work one's magic (third-person singular simple present works one's magic, present participle working one's magic, simple past and past participle worked one's magic)

  1. (idiomatic) To achieve something favourable and desired through the application of special skills, talents, or expertise.
    The company accountants worked their magic and found a way to lower overhead costs.
    He's a smooth one. Always trying to work his magic on the ladies.