turn the trick
phrasal to bring about the desired result or effect

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • turn the trick — {v. phr.}, {informal} To bring about the result you want; succeed in what you plan to do. * /Jerry wanted to win both the swimming and diving contests, but he couldn t quite turn the trick./ Compare: DO THE TRICK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • turn the trick — {v. phr.}, {informal} To bring about the result you want; succeed in what you plan to do. * /Jerry wanted to win both the swimming and diving contests, but he couldn t quite turn the trick./ Compare: DO THE TRICK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • turn\ the\ trick — v. phr. informal To bring about the result you want; succeed in what you plan to do. Jerry wanted to win both the swimming and diving contests, but he couldn t quite turn the trick. Compare: do the trick …   Словарь американских идиом

  • turn the trick — bring about the result one wants, succeed in what one plans to do He wanted to win two prizes at the competition but was unable to turn the trick and only won one …   Idioms and examples

  • turn the trick — Synonyms and related words: accomplish, achieve, attain, bring off, bring through, carry off, compass, consummate, crown with success, deal with, discharge, dispatch, dispose of, do, do the job, do the trick, effect, effectuate, enact, execute,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • turn the trick — phrasal : to bring about the desired result or effect …   Useful english dictionary

  • do or turn the trick — idi to produce the desired effect …   From formal English to slang

  • turn a trick — tv. to perform an act of prostitution. (Usually objectionable.) □ She can turn a trick and be on the streets again in six minutes flat. □ She’s upstairs, turning a trick …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • turn a trick — verb To perform a sexual service for a customer. City prostitutes say laws governing the sex trade are putting them in danger every time they turn a trick. See Also: turn tricks …   Wiktionary

  • turn a trick — vb to service a (prostitute s) client. The phrase, evoking a neat execution of a deception, stratagem or performance, has been in use since the early years of the 20th century. See also trickI.1a …   Contemporary slang

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