do the trick
phrasal to produce a desired result

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • do the trick — {v. phr.}, {informal} To bring success in doing something; have a desired result. * /Jim was not passing in English, but he studied harder and that did the trick./ * /The car wheels slipped on the ice, so Tom put sand under them, which did the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • do the trick — {v. phr.}, {informal} To bring success in doing something; have a desired result. * /Jim was not passing in English, but he studied harder and that did the trick./ * /The car wheels slipped on the ice, so Tom put sand under them, which did the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • do the trick — If something does the trick, it is was is needed or has the necessary effect …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • do the trick — ► do the trick informal achieve the required result. Main Entry: ↑trick …   English terms dictionary

  • do the trick — (informal) BE EFFECTIVE, work, solve the problem, fill/fit the bill; N. Amer. turn the trick; informal do the necessary. → trick * * * do the trick To bring something about • • • Main Entry: ↑trick * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • do the trick — tv. to do exactly what is needed. □ This about does the trick. □ Does this little dudenwhacker do the trick? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • do the trick —    If something does the trick, it does exactly what is needed, or achieves the desired effect.     Another coat of paint should do the trick …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • do the trick — informal if something does the trick, it achieves what you want or need. If the sauce tastes a bit sour, add a teaspoon of sugar that should do the trick …   New idioms dictionary

  • do the trick — solve the problem, help, that s the ticket    If you need a lubricant, Vaseline will do the trick …   English idioms

  • do the trick — work well, achieve a good result I think the new piece of equipment should do the trick and solve the problem …   Idioms and examples

  • do the trick — informal here, these two aspirins should do the trick Syn: be effective, work, solve the problem, fill/fit the bill …   Thesaurus of popular words

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