Meaning of like magic in English:

like magic


  • Remarkably effectively or rapidly.

    ‘this method works like magic’
    • ‘With a leap and a whir, the device made another rapid pre-scan and, just like magic, up popped a set of thumbnails showing what was on the negatives, very nicely rendered.’
    • ‘If you wanted the information in Chinese, all you had to do was reply with a ‘C,’ and like magic you had what you needed.’
    • ‘The joints are staggered in a brick-like fashion and patted down firmly with the head of a metal rake; a new lawn appears like magic, before your very eyes!’
    • ‘After I finished reading the ad, I called the phone number posted in the ad and, like magic, a week later I was in Japan.’
    • ‘Another advantage is that when you think positive thoughts, the fear of the unknown often disappears like magic.’
    • ‘You can drink a cup of strong coffee at the first sign of a migraine, lie down in a dark room, and it'll work like magic.’
    • ‘It was a well-organised and presented three hours, which sped by like magic.’
    • ‘The bus came like magic as soon as we got to the stop.’
    • ‘For auto makers, generous incentives worked like magic to cut inventories and boost sales.’
    • ‘I wanted to write to you and tell you that I have been getting acupuncture and taking herbs for the past two months, and it has worked like magic.’