• If something does the trick, it is exactly what is needed.
  • Having the necessary or desired effect.
  • To successfully achieve a result; get the preferred outcome.

1. I think some more salt will do the trick!


2. A: This panel is loose and needs some tuning.

B: Maybe this driver will do the trick.


3. Our dogs fur has grown out so much I can’t see his eyes anymore, maybe a visit to the groomer will do the trick.


4. A: My wife is angry with me and I don’t know what to do.

B: I know a small box with something sparkly did the trick for me.

achieve, attain, bring about, carry out, conclude, contribute to, do, fill the bill, finish, manage, perform, produce, pull off, realize

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