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work it

verb phrase

To behave in a blatantly seductive way; engage in high-pressure salesmanship: Meanwhile, De Luca and Saperstein are working it hard from the conference room

[1980s+; propagated from a scene in the 1990 movie Pretty Woman, in which one prostitute urges another to Work it, girl, ''activate your derriere,'' as she approaches a possible client]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with work it
Arrange, bring about, as in We'll try to work it so that the board meets tomorrow. [ ; late 1800s ]
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