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do the trick

Definition of do the trick in English:

informal Achieve the required result: a coat of paint might have done the trick, making things that bit more cheery
More example sentences
  • These young men may not be able to beat their opponents physically, but speed and craft does the trick in achieving results.
  • I've had back trouble and if I want to keep playing to the standard I need to take on a physio full time so this is doing the trick for me.
  • Since conventional medicine wasn't doing the trick, I decided to venture out into the world of ‘alternative.’
be effective, work, solve the problem, take care of the problem, achieve the desired result, fill/fit the bill;
North American  turn the trick
informal do the necessary
See parent entry: trick
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