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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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Plus, the Philip Glass score will be performed live for the first time.
These tape backup products perform online backup of Exchange and stream data from the Exchange database to tape media at high speeds.
Following the preliminary round, during which the 30 pianists invited to Fort Worth each perform a recital, 12 semi-finalists collaborate with the Takacs Quartet, in addition to performing a second recital.
It's since performed a traditional choral repertoire--including both religious and secular songs--in the Philippines, Shanghai, Hangzho, Hong Kong, and Barcelona.
199 establishes a deduction for income from certain production activities, including construction activities, performed in the U.S.
Firms that perform engagements under AICPA and government auditing standards or those that examine prospective financial information under AICPA attestation standards still will have system reviews.
DWF can be defined as a series of movement drills performed in a progressive, deliberate sequence from low to moderate intensity.
A hybrid chuck grips the ends of the shaft wherever appropriate for the specific turning operations performed (e.g., edge- or mid-section turning).
* A service technician, or tech, was assigned to perform the work.
She does both cardiovascular exercises for about 20-30 minutes and then performs 2-3 sets of 12-15 repetitions on the weights.
Grasping two pencil-sized control sticks, he maneuvers the steel robotic arms to perform heart surgery.
Garcia-Linares, Esq., is a shareholder with the law firm of Richman, Greer, Weil, Brumbaugh, Mirabito & Christensen, P.A., a Miami and West Palm Beach, Florida based law firm where he practices commercial litigation, class action litigation, inland marine defense, and performs corporate and transactional work.
When the surgeon performs a laser, radiofrequency, or cautery procedure, the only coding option is 30140-52 (reduction of the turbinates; the "-52" modifier indicates reduced services).
Maintenance performs inspect/adjust/repair steps as well as draining, cleaning and refilling of various fluids and their reservoirs.
But when it is called upon to perform (a cover only performs one time), there is always the potential for a human life to be at risk.