return to form

return to form

1. noun A restoration to a previously established standard of excellence or brilliance. This latest film marks a welcome return to form for the beloved filmmaker, whose more recent films have fallen well below the expectations of critics and fans alike.
2. verb To return to a previously established standard or state of excellence or brilliance. The president definitely returned to form in the debate last night, much to the joy (and relief) of her supporters.
See also: form, return
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20 Sedgefield, nap) Has dropped to a fair mark and signalled a return to form over hurdles when third behind subsequent winner on good to firm ground at Kelso last time.
The Aston Villa star has also attracted interest from Wolfsburg despite having a difficult season, but marked his return to form with a hat-trick against QPR on Tuesday.
Lions captain Trott (176no), who ended last summer with back-to-back LV= County back-to-back LV= County Championship hundreds for Championship hundreds for Warwickshire, confirmed his Warwickshire, confirmed his return to form with a third return to form with a third successive three-figure score in first-class cricket.
JAMES Henry has made a case for the defence by crediting Wolves' return to form to his mean team-mates at the back.
A recent knee injury led to the striker having an extended break, which Lambert reckons has helped spark his startling return to form recently.
Summary: Alastair Cook's return to form was the single biggest success story of England's drawn Ashes warm-up match against South Australia.
The game witnessed the Egypt forward's return to form, as he scored once and set up striker Osama Hosni to hit the net on two other occasions.
Additionally, increased European Union oversight over customs processes, the cumbersome T-1 process itself and the challenges that T-1 use created, meant that both the DoD and the German government were ready to return to Form 302 use via an improved duty-free customs clearance process using the CPA-NATO system.
Scholes' spectacular return to form has been integral in United's surprisingly sprightly start to the season.
at the World Cup in Germany but needs game action to return to form after missing most of the season.
ANY other week and the former Verve frontman would be enjoying having the Album Of The Week for what is a clear return to form.
Though he's lain low since 1995's full-length Restore, this seven-track return to form is as muscular and no-nonsense as his photo on its back cover.
Wales' Becky Morgan is hoping for a return to form at the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship, starting today at Eagles Landing on the outskirts of Atlanta.
Should the four exceptions (discussed above) to the requirement of attaching a completed return to Form W-7 be modified?
In 2001, a survey of the artist's early films in Stuttgart and at his gallery in Los Angeles, as well as the rehanging of Douglas Crimp's epochal "Pictures" exhibition at Artists Space, New York, promised a return to form.