do the trick Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “do the trick” in the English Dictionary

"do the trick" in British English

See all translations

do the trick

informalC2 If something does the trick, it has the ​necessary or ​wantedeffect: This ​sauceneeds more ​flavour - I ​know, some ​lemonjuice should/ought to do the trick.
(Definition of do the trick from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"do the trick" in American English

See all translations

do the trick

(also do the job) infml to ​achieve the ​desiredresult: I need something to put these ​papers in – this ​folder should do the ​trick.
(Definition of do the trick from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

chestnut

a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
by Liz Walter,
September 02, 2015
Several readers have asked for information on prepositions, so I will start with a blog post that looks at an area where they are really important: travel. The first thing to remember is that we use to (and not ‘in’) after the verb go: We are going to London. I went to

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More