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To achieve extraordinary results, especially in trying to improve a situation. The therapist we hired has performed miracles with Johnny's behavioral issues. If we're going to bring this company back to its former glory, we'll need a marketing team that can perform miracles.
the age of miracles is past
1. Miracles only occurred during the time of the Bible, so we should not expect them in modern times. A: "Minister, in the Bible, Moses could part the seas with his staff and people were often saved from certain death. Why doesn't that happen anymore?" B: "Well, the age of miracles is past. God has arranged it now that such things shall no longer occur until the day of Judgment."
2. Said more generally when facing or discussing some impossible, or seemingly impossible, task or situation. It would take near-total bipartisan support for the bill to make its way through both houses of Congress, and the age of miracles is past. Sorry, the age of miracles is past—there's no way we're getting your car up and running again.
To achieve extraordinary results, especially in trying to improve a situation. The therapist we hired has worked miracles with Johnny's behavioral issues. If we're going to bring this company back to its former glory, we'll need a marketing team that can work miracles.
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The age of miracles is past.
Prov. Miracles do not happen nowadays. I'm afraid this old vacuum cleaner can't be fixed. The age of miracles is past.
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work/do ˈwonders/ˈmiracles (for/on/with somebody/something)(informal) have a very good effect (on somebody/something); quickly succeed: Getting the job did wonders for her self-confidence. ♢ This washing powder will work miracles on those difficult stains. ▶ ˈmiracle-worker noun: I just don’t have enough time to finish it. I’m sorry, but I’m not a miracle-worker.
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