work one's magic

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of work one's magic

1 :to do something very well
  • the kitchen where a great cook works her magic
2 :to have a desired good effect
  • It may take a few hours for the medication to work its magic.

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

magic play
  1. : the use of means (such as charms or spells) believed to have supernatural power over natural forces

  2. : magic rites or incantations

  3. : an extraordinary power or influence seemingly from a supernatural source

  1. : of or relating to magic

  2. : having seemingly supernatural qualities or powers

  3. : giving a feeling of enchantment

  1. : to produce, remove, or influence by magic


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