work like a charm

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of work like a charm

:to produce a desired result very easily and effectively :to work very well
  • The cleaning fluid worked like a charm on the carpet stain.

Word by Word Definitions

work play
  1. : to perform work or fulfill duties regularly for wages or salary

  2. : to perform or carry through a task requiring sustained effort or continuous repeated operations

  3. : to exert oneself physically or mentally especially in sustained effort for a purpose or under compulsion or necessity

  1. : activity in which one exerts strength or faculties to do or perform something:

  2. : activity that a person engages in regularly to earn a livelihood

  3. : a specific task, duty, function, or assignment often being a part or phase of some larger activity

  1. : suitable or styled for wear while working

  2. : used for work

  3. : involving or engaged in work

charm play
  1. : the chanting or reciting of a magic spell : incantation

  2. : a practice or expression believed to have magic power

  3. : something worn about the person to ward off evil or ensure good fortune : amulet

  1. : to affect by or as if by magic : compel

  2. : to please, soothe, or delight by compelling attraction

  3. : to endow with or as if with supernatural powers by means of charms


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