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perform miracles

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.
See also: miracle, perform

*old warhorse

a performance piece that is performed often. (*Typically: be ~; become ~; perform ~; play ~.) The symphony orchestra played a few old warhorses and then some ghastly contemporary stuff that will never again see the light of day.
See also: old, warhorse

perform something on someone or something

to do something to someone or something; to carry out a procedure on someone or something. The surgeon performed a simple office procedure on the patient. Do you expect me to perform magic on this problem?
See also: on, perform

do/perform/stage a disapˈpearing/ˈvanishing act

(informal) go away or be impossible to find when people need or want you: Ian always does a disappearing act when it’s time to wash the dishes.This refers to a magic trick done by a magician in which they make themselves or another person disappear.
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109 requires the auditor to perform "risk assessment procedures" (a new term) for the specific purpose of gathering information and gaining an understanding of the client and its environment.
When a subject firm performs audits of employee benefit plans, engagements adhering to government auditing standards or audits of certain depository institutions with assets of $500 million or more, system review reports will state that such engagements were selected as a part of the peer review.
After all, Hangarter had an occupational policy and was insured against losses stemming from her inability to perform her occupation as a chiropractor.
Provide opportunities for your waterfront staff to stay conditioned so they can have the physical stamina and strength to perform a rescue should it be necessary.
Unless security concerns would be violated, the individual should be permitted to perform work at home or at a separate office the individual maintains.
The initial deployments of intelligent switches during the first half of 2006 will support virtualization services, where the switch's intelligence (read: deep packet inspection and operation) will be used to perform virtual disk address to physical disk address translations in addition to supporting RAID (mirroring, striping) features at the array-level.
When Smith graduated from high school and continued her training at Indiana University, Jane Tyree, who co-directs Boca Ballet, asked her to return to Florida in 2003 to perform Sugar Plum in their Nutcracker.
If the worker invests in facilities not typically maintained by employees (such as an office rented at fair value from an unrelated party) and uses them to perform services, that tends to indicate the worker is an independent contractor.
We try to perform this program an average of two nonconsecutive days per week.
Courts following the fourth line of authority hold that a court must perform a balancing test in determining whether an accountant is liable to third-parties.
Soliman defined the "principal place of business" test so narrowly that even individuals who perform essential business activities in the home office will be denied deductions for utilities, depreciation, insurance, repairs, etc.
Case management combines these traditionally isolated hospital functions into one department in order to perform many related functions simultaneously.
Organizations that perform risk assessment more frequently only take nine days to report, investigate and implement steps to remediate control violations.
2'' soon and the orchestra will perform it in November.
Individual Musicians: buglers for funerals, solo vocalists, pianists or other instrumentalists perform for official functions or ceremonies