work like a charm

work like a charm
work like a charm phrase
to be very effective
Thesaurus: to develop or happen successfullysynonym
Main entry: charm

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be completely successful or effective

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work like a charm
: to produce a desired result very easily and effectively : to work very well

The cleaning fluid worked like a charm on the carpet stain.

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Main Entry:charm

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ˌwork like a ˈcharm idiom
to be immediately and completely successful

Those new pills you gave me worked like a charm.

Main entry:charmidiom

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  • work like a charm — If something works like a charm, it works perfectly …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • work like a charm — work like magic or work like a charm to be very successful, or to have exactly the effect you want She found that a little flattery worked like magic …   English dictionary

  • work like a charm —    If something such as a product or method works like a charm, it functions very well or has the desired effect.     I tried cleaning it with vinegar and it worked like a charm! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • work like a charm — if a plan or method works like a charm, it has exactly the effect that you want it to. I tried that stain remover you gave me on my tablecloth and it worked like a charm …   New idioms dictionary

  • work like a charm — verb To be successful as a solution Syn: work wonders …   Wiktionary

  • work like a charm — works like magic, always provides great results …   English contemporary dictionary

  • work like magic — work like a charm phrase to be very successful, or to have exactly the effect you want She found that a little flattery worked like magic. Thesaurus: to develop or happen successfullysynonym Main entry: work …   Useful english dictionary

  • work like magic — or work like a charm to be very successful, or to have exactly the effect you want She found that a little flattery worked like magic …   English dictionary

  • charm — charm1 [tʃa:m US tʃa:rm] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: charme, from Latin carmen song , from canere to sing ] 1.) [U and C] a special quality someone or something has that makes people like them, feel attracted to them, or be easily… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • charm — 1 noun 1 (C, U) a pleasant quality someone or something has that makes people like them, feel attracted to them, or be easily influenced by them: Dick still has a certain boyish charm. | the charms of rural life | turn on the charm (=use your… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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