“It just works” is a phrase used when something doesn’t make complete sense, or you don’t have a full understanding of how something works, it just does it anyway.
It can also be used if a person doesn’t want to explain something, because it would be a waste of time or the other person isn’t competent enough to understand it, so you just say “It just works”.
The phrase was made famous by well-known video game designer Todd Howard when he used it to explain the workings of the Fallout 4 Settlement mode.
Later, in 2011 it was repeatedly said by Steve Jobs on stage when introducing his new product, “The Cloud”.
Additionally, the character “King Crimson” from the popular manga “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures” uses the phrase to explain his time-erasing abilities.
- Urban Dictionary – It just works