work miracles

idiom

1
: to do the kind of amazing or wonderful thing that is believed to be only within the power of God
I'll do my best, but I can't work miracles.
2
: to do something amazing or wonderful
She worked miracles with the redecorating.

Examples of work miracles in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Craig Counsell wasn’t hired to work miracles with the Cubs. Phil Rogers, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 Many conservatives assume that the market can work miracles and produce firms which can educate the uneducable. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 10 May 2010 This experience helped shape my desire to be a part of making people’s lives better, to try to forge a world where families and children didn’t have to work miracles to survive or to live with dignity. Josefina Santos, Glamour, 16 Oct. 2023 Unfortunately, guzzling water from your Stanley tumbler won't work miracles for your heels. Marisa Petrarca, Allure, 30 June 2023 While there is no miracle food for preventing dementia, good food can often work miracles. Avery Hurt, Discover Magazine, 3 Apr. 2023 But don't expect the technology to work miracles. PCMAG, 28 Feb. 2023 BareMineral’s powder foundations generally feel ‘barely there’ for me but still work miracles on my skin. Nerisha Penrose, ELLE, 22 Dec. 2022 Other ingredients in this magical blend include barley, oats, white & green tea, pomegranate, and blueberry extracts, resulting in a revitalising, healing serum that really does work miracles. The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 May 2022

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“Work miracles.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/work%20miracles. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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