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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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28) Not surprisingly, the Court found the actual treatment of patients the essence of Soliman's professional service and concluded that his home office activities were less important to this business than the tasks he performed at the hospital.
There is no reasonable risk of harm to the patient if the test is performed incorrectly--tests that are used to detect nonpathologic conditions, that are not used as the only indication of underlying disease, or that are used in situations that do not usually require immediate clinical intervention and are generally followed up with more specific testing or medical evaluation.
This exercise is best performed by lying on a bench.
The guidance applies equally to extended audit services performed for clients when all or part of an existing internal audit department is outsourced or for a newly created internal audit function.
What options are available to taxpayers whose service agreements contain a clause permitting the service to be performed by an affiliated company?
Sergiy has performed in numerous concerts and recitals in Europe and the United States.
MacHomer - The Simpsons Do Macbeth,'' a one-man performance by Canadian actor Rick Miller, will be performed at 7 p.
Pieces on the program include some firsts for ADT--variations from Les Sylphides and new choreography performed to commissioned scores.
Point: Both single-joint and multi-joint movements must be performed to regain all lost strength due to injury.
4 says agreed-upon procedures are to be performed on the subject matter of an assertion.
This weekend's surgery was performed on 19-year-old Melissa Gomez's arm, which was left paralyzed from a car accident in December 2003.
Clapping, kicking, swinging and swaying to taped music with live accompaniment on the maracas and tambourine, the ladies performed five dances without a break, instead of their usual three.
I turned pages for him when he performed the Schubert Arpeggione Sonata for Viola and Piano; everyone must hear his Schubert.
Once these basics are established, you should be able to look around the weight room and observe a standard form of execution, regardless of the equipment used or the exercise being performed.
It's always a pleasure to see dance performed with live music.