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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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When performing with faculty members, students learn to acquire rehearsal and performance etiquette.
* If you agree to apply both PCAOB auditing standards and GAAS, you must accept responsibility for performing the audit according to both sets of standards--be aware that the PCAOB piece adds risk.
specific creative talent, the clear and distinct domain-specific, creative ability in a specific area, such as when devising better ways of perceiving or performing than were used previously.
[36] On the other hand, a person with a back injury that prevents him or her from performing heavy labor tasks would be substantially limited in the major life activity of working because he or she cannot perform an entire class of jobs involving heavy exertion.
recently consummated the sale of a $9 million performing underlying co-op mortgage on a prime 200-unit apartment building on Manhattan's Upper East Side known as The Park Regis.
The outside firm's employees will, in most cases, be performing services for the company.
It will take possibly three months in each area for an RN to acquire sufficient knowledge to feel comfortable in performing job functions that she has not previously performed.
In performing, they gain knowledge that they can't get from dancing in a classroom."
Very rarely, those of us working in the performing arts are fortunate enough to experience such an uncannily powerful performance that it totally envelops the theater and everyone within it.
This method, known as the time-spread method, provides for a "ratio which the time spent in performing such services in this state bears to the total time spent in performing such services everywhere."
* THE AICPA REVISED ITS STANDARDS for performing and reporting on peer reviews for firms that do not audit SEC registrants.
He spent an average of 36 hours per week performing work for the S corporation and approximately 10%-15% of his time on work relating to his rental property.
Wouldn't it be great if researchers discovered the holy grail of school improvement--a single approach that could be readily applied to improve all schools labeled low performing? Don't get your hopes up.
In Photo 2, two of our basketball players are performing a lateral shuffle drill.
Fortunately, his type of MS is not progressive, but he still has difficulty performing daily tasks and maintaining his balance.