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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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For more accuracy and to provide the proposed models performable in reality and industrial situations, the case studies based on industrial information from the existing supply chains should be gathered and examined.
in the Green Paper called "The General Principles of Food Law in the European Union" dated 30 April 1997, (11) the European Commission stipulates that the measures taken for the maintenance of a high level of public health, environment and consumer protection must be based on the risk assessment considering all the pertinent risk factors, as well as the technological aspects, the best scientific available proofs and the existence of the inspection methods, sample drawing and research, and when "an exhaustive risk assessment is not performable, the measures must be based on the precautionary principle;"
Lehrstucke, performable by workers or schoolchildren, are designed to work in the absence of an audience: They are intended to allow their participants to work through a dilemma-like situation and reach a conclusion (usually the one ring-fenced by the playwright).
We hope that our exploration of every performable Schubert work across 200 hours of programming will bring new and old audiences together alike," he said.
This volume of duets accomplishes its stated goals, with enjoyable, performable pieces that have nice variety and interesting challenges.
As theater pieces, rather than merely historical artifacts, these sonnets deserve a greater degree of presence within the current performable dramatic literature in Italian.
Nostalgia is the theme that is treated as a performable affect.
On Saturday, the first half of the concert concluded with a performable by principal horn player Stephen Wild of Mozart's third concerto for the instrument.
However, the result was not a straightforward performable play like Freshwater; after all, she was clear in her definition of the novel of the future that "it will be dramatic, and yet not a play" (E4 435).
Sticking hands inside a TV box projects performable shadows on a screen.
I'd like to create a bubble over the theatre to make it sound-proof and performable but still open to nature.
Gotham argues that string theorists "have indicated various ways in which [string theory] is testable and falsifiable," even if these tests are not currently performable, but that intelligent design can be made to fit with any facts whatsoever and is therefore not testable even in principle.
As a result of this rule, a service contract of indefinite duration, where one party agrees to procure customers or accounts on behalf of another, is not by its terms performable within a year, and therefore must be in writing.
For this purpose, the most easily performable method is the serological testing by a simple kit, but which antigen(s) are best suited for such a test is still not clear.
170) Ie, under the principle of Lysaght v Edwards (1876) 2 ChD 499, 506-10 that, once a contract becomes specifically performable, the buyer is considered in equity to be the owner of the property.
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