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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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My practice was to have my box removed from the place where the performers sat, as far as I could, then to shut the doors and windows of it, and draw the window curtains; after which I found their music not disagreeable.
Tell me, do you not recollect that a few years ago, there were three tragedies acted in Spain, written by a famous poet of these kingdoms, which were such that they filled all who heard them with admiration, delight, and interest, the ignorant as well as the wise, the masses as well as the higher orders, and brought in more money to the performers, these three alone, than thirty of the best that have been since produced?
It was late before the Archon granted a comic chorus to a poet; the performers were till then voluntary.
If my vanity had taken a musical turn, you would have been invaluable; but as it is, I would really rather not sit down before those who must be in the habit of hearing the very best performers.
Every few minutes these musical performers hopped down from their elevation into the crowd below, and their places were immediately supplied by fresh recruits.
He came on the wings of disappointment, and with his head full of acting, for it had been a theatrical party; and the play in which he had borne a part was within two days of representation, when the sudden death of one of the nearest connexions of the family had destroyed the scheme and dispersed the performers.
It's a full turn, including yourself, four performers, besides the mule, and besides any suckers from the audience.
Even the male performers stopped in their conversation, and echoed the word 'Going
OpenStage is the missing link between a performer and their fans, connecting demand with supply directly for the first time.
A porn performer has tested positive for HIV, bringing the US adult film industry to a standstill for the third time this year.
com)-- BroadwayDemo, the NYC-based vocal demo recording service and online showcase for musical theatre performers, launched a new website that makes membership available to any performer wishing to join, regardless of their location.
Consequently, if a company does not appear on a wide market but rather operates in a narrow product market segment will have less probability to become strong performer.
In addition, not a single company in the Hackett study was able to deliver superior financial performance without also being a top performer in IT BVM.
The performer blasts off when a jolt of compressed air pushes against the platform.
The trio will be up against the relatively youthful Penelope Cruz (32) with her first nomination, and 31-year-old Kate Winslet with her fifth nomination already, the youngest performer to get five nods.