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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

1. A veteran of some activity or profession (not necessarily the military) who has a wealth of experience going through various trials and tribulations. I know she's a little eccentric, but Janet is an old warhorse in this firm—she's been through more trying court cases than anyone else here. The president's pick for Secretary of State is an old war horse of international trade.
2. A performance or dramatic work, especially a musical, that is widely known and reliably popular due to how long or frequently it has been performed. Announcement that the old war horse was being revived for a run on Broadway sent a collective cheer across the nation. The theater has a few old warhorses that it brings out once or twice a year that it knows will always fill seats.
See also: old, warhorse

perform (something) on (someone or something)

To begin and bring to completion some kind of procedure or activity focused on someone or something. I won't have anything to drink, thanks—I'm performing open-heart surgery on one of my patients tomorrow. He was arrested for performing experiments on animals. We've performed an exhaustive scan on your computer, but we couldn't find any malicious software.
See also: on, 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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* There is reasonable risk of harm to the patient if the test is performed incorrectly and for some tests the risk is substantial.
* Whether the third-party provider has had an engagement performed (internal of external) on the security of their systems.
The plumber and the school teacher who used their homes for administrative functions and performed services outside the home were not permitted to deduct their home office expenses.
The income may be taxed in the United States if the services are performed there and the income is attributable to a fixed base in the United States that is regularly available to the individual for the purpose of performing the services.
He has performed with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival and throughout Uruguay and Argentina.
Once the diagnosis of an obstructive sleep disorder is made, there are a number of procedures that can performed in the office to alleviate the obstruction.
2001-4 and 2001-3, which determined in two of its three factual situations that a taxpayer's costs of periodic major maintenance on an aircraft airframe, performed to meet Federal Aviation Administration requirements, are currently deductible.
If the person for whom the services are performed generally pays the worker's business and travel expenses, he or she is ordinarily an employee.
Toward the end of the second piece we performed (Rimsky-Korsakov), there is a solo cadenza--always a favorite spot of mine because of the relaxed, improvisatory warmth of the writing.
[1] However, an adenoidectomy performed in a patient with a palatal abnormality-- such as a short soft palate, a bifid uvula, or a submucosal cleft palate--can cause velopharyngeal insufficiency.
There are more than one million newly diagnosed cases, and 543,364 cholecystectomies were performed in the United States in 1989.
In addition to his full roster of NYCB roles, he has performed new works outside of the company, and appeared regularly with Suzanne Farrell's troupe since 2000.
Mr Nkaigwa wanted to know why artistes who performed at Mr Olopeng's ministry events were the same artistes who performed at Tonota Remmogo Festival.
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According to Al-Hakami, a fatwa states that if Eid falls on a Friday and one has performed the Eid prayer, there is no obligation to perform the Friday prayer and that it is favorable to perform both.