Meaning of “a treat” in the English Dictionary

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"a treat" in British English

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a treat

UK informal

very well; with good results:

To prevent red wine from staining, put some salt on it - it works a treat.
That soup went down a treat (= tasted very good)!
I polished that old desk of grandma's and it came up a treat (= its appearance improved).

(Definition of “a treat” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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