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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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This was performed with the CBC Radio Orchestra under its new conductor, Alain Trudel, and received an enthusiastic response.
American Ballet Theatre's Sarah Smith performed her first Nutcracker at age 7 with Florida's Boca Ballet Theatre.
To obtain such certificates, the taxpayer performed continuing, progressive inspections of its aircraft components, including the engines.
A superior adenoidectomy was performed on patients who had a short soft palate, a bifid uvula, a submucosal cleft palate, or preoperative evidence of impaired palatal mobility.
If circumstances permit, the contract between the company and the retired senior executive should provide that the retiree will be available to the company a specified number of hours of consulting services per month or per year, and the contract should specify that the services will be performed at such times and places as are reasonably convenient to the retiree.
The role of the Cavalier will be performed by Jordi Ribera and David Eck.
This factor is present when the person for whom the services are performed has the right to require compliance.
One is pieces that we have performed in the past and that feel comfortable and mature and have been successful with our audiences.
These negatives are performed with a partner anchoring the ankles while the lifter is on her knees lowering her body as slowly as possible to the ground.
All work should be extensively reviewed, first by the manager and then by a partner, prior to being finalized-as the partner in charge of the particular engagement is ultimately responsible for the work performed by staff accountants.
Individuals must consider the relative importance of activities performed at each business location and focus on whether revenue is generated or services are performed in their home offices.
RNs who have previously performed the separate functions of UR, infection control, quality assurance, and discharge planning must teach their areas of expertise to their peers.
7 million mammography procedures were performed in 2005, up 2% from 37.
DWF can be defined as a series of movement drills performed in a progressive, deliberate sequence from low to moderate intensity.
Although I was a novice at formal concerts and had never performed a concerto before, the two pieces I played were comfortable to me, and all had gone surprisingly well up to this point--the lessons, the audition, the rehearsals with conductor and orchestra.