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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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Best Value Schools concurs with that view, which is the basis for its new list of 25 innovative and praiseworthy university performing centers.
In performing, they gain knowledge that they can't get from dancing in a classroom.
The panel recommended that auditors should be required to possess a "far deeper understanding" of the client's business, risks and controls, in addition to designing and performing substantive tests to detect fraud.
The concept of combining students and faculty in a performing ensemble is not often encountered in universities and colleges.
4 CHILDREN'S PIN PEAT GONG ENSEMBLE PERFORMING FOR THE CAMBODIAN KING OF BUDDHIST MONKS (WAT THMEY MONASTERY, THE KILLING FIELDS, SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA) In January, the ensemble performed next to a giant glass shrine containing the bones and skulls of Khmer Rouge victims.
THE PUBLIC HAS A REASONABLE EXPECTATION that the working methods of every firm performing an audit be validated by a system review.
We end the strengthening portion of the program by performing a static bridge with alternating hip flexions.
Being more auditory, the students in the high- performing primary school were better matched with their traditional teachers' talk-and-chalk teaching style than their peers in the low-performing school were--providing at least one reason for their better academic performance.
Of significance was that the taxpayer performed "the procedures at a time when the engines are completely serviceable and the purpose of performing the procedures is to keep the towboat engines in good operating condition.
There are basically four ways to invest in New York Metropolitan area cooperatives: 1) Purchase performing underlying building mortgages; 2) purchase non-performing or sub-performing underlying building mortgages; 3) purchase bulk units in cooperatives (with or without unsold share status); and 4) cooperative work-out situations, also known as "White Knight" investors.
Although a department might be outsourced to a business that possesses special expertise in performing the type of function being contracted out, another alternative is to outsource the function to a business that offers no special expertise for performing any specific function, but instead merely substitutes itself as the "employer" of individuals performing the work.
In a system that has failed to combine the functions, it is entirely possible for a physician to be contacted about the same patient for multiple reasons on the same day by different nurses performing different concurrent review functions.
Identify and document work related work experience, time spent performing each function, and the consequences of not performing each function.
DALLAS -- McCarthy Building Companies, a Texas builder since 1980, broke ground on November 27, 2006 on the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, an 80,300-square-foot multi-form theatre facility.
Featuring an all-star band led by Was with Buddy Miller, Kenny Aronoff, Ian McLagen and Greg Leisz, We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash includes such remarkable pairings such as Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow performing "If I Were A Carpenter," one of several duets recorded by Cash and his wife, June Carter Cash; Train's Pat Monahan and Shelby Lynne trading verses on "It Ain't Me Babe"; Kris Kristofferson joining Jamey Johnson for "Sunday Morning Comin' Down," both returning with Willie Nelson and Shooter Jennings for "The Highwayman.