to work like a charm

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - work like a charm

"to work like a charm"

to function very well or have a very good effect or outcome


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - work like a charm

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Did that little macro sub-routine for arranging the data in your spreadsheets work well for you?

Colleague 2:  It worked like a charm. I just loaded the routine, pushed the button and all my data was arranged exactly as I wanted.

Colleague 1:  No problems, then?

Colleague 2:  None whatsoever. The routine worked flawlessly.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - work like a charm

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How is your washing machine working after you had the repairman come?

Friend 2:  My washing machine is working like a charm. In fact, I think is has never cleaned clothes better.

to work like a charm - Usage:


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to work like a charm - Gerund Form:

Working like a charm, the new app is ready for market.

to work like a charm - Examples:

1)  Wow! Thank you so very, very much worked like a charm. Don't know what happened to shrink it but the CTRL shift + worked ...

2)  ... out stains so I tried it on a wine stain and it worked like a charm!

3)   Just flashed exactly as said using ADB and it worked like a charm the first time. 

4)  ... try and fix this and nothing has worked thus far. Steam worked like a charm before I had to reinstall Windows and now it wont work one bit. 

5)  ... no luck on the original, but the troubleshooter worked like a charm.

6)  Just wanted to thank you for this wonderful recipe, it worked like a charm.

7)  I folded the ribbon in half to fit, and it worked like a charm.

8)  ... to put him on a small dose of melatonin. This worked like a charm! He was on it for two weeks and his sleep pattern evened out.

9)  It took 20-30 minutes and it worked like a charm the FIRST time!

10)  ... the book about "How to become a professional in anything" worked like a charm, I am now an official Guest Lecturer at Harvard University.

11)  ... normally would and the colic and tears will be gone. This works like a charm. I have passed this remedy on to many young mothers and it has worked.

12)  ... no need for brazen and brute force when the velvet glove still works like a charm

13)  ... page for a realty business using Fireworks button HTML slices and it works like a charm and the client loved it.

14)  Everything works like a charm now, and if the problem re-appears, I'll simply repeat these steps.

15)  ... slip a teaspoon under the shell, and slide it around, works like a charm. The round of the spoon fits nicely between the egg and the shell.

16)  ... but the ocean surf works like a charm covering the awake people noise in my house.

17)  He will then meow sweetly and attack again! Spray bottle works like a charm

18)  Then I changed the destination folder once again and now it just works like a charm! I'm excited to try and transfer the books now.

19)  That the two-party system works like a charm to churn public outrage and disaffection, shifting it back and forth between parties, ...

20)  ... it hasn't been updated since the days of Froyo yet still works like a charm