return to form

return to form

1. noun A restoration to a previously established standard of excellence or brilliance. This latest film marks a welcome return to form for the beloved filmmaker, whose more recent films have fallen well below the expectations of critics and fans alike.
2. verb To return to a previously established standard or state of excellence or brilliance. The president definitely returned to form in the debate last night, much to the joy (and relief) of her supporters.
See also: form, return
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Former world champion Tim Reed hopes to cash in on his return to form following a victory in Subic recently, as he revisits the scene of his many triumphs as one of the top draws in the second Regent Aguila Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championships powered by Philam Vitality on Aug.
And they are boosted by the returns of Kevin de Bruyne, Fernandinho and Sergio Aguero to fitness, and a return to form of Gabriel Jesus, who netted twice against the Toffees.
Kildare had a long overdue return to form in the first round against Derry when they finally ended a losing streak in all competitions that stretched back to last year's Leinster final.
Coal prices in 2016 have regained their footing above the psychological threshold of $50, leaving the oil industry wondering when crude prices will return to form.
North Richard Young Snowed In (12.20 Sedgefield, nap) Has dropped to a fair mark and signalled a return to form over hurdles when third behind subsequent winner on good to firm ground at Kelso last time.
Lions captain Trott (176no), who ended last summer with back-to-back LV= County back-to-back LV= County Championship hundreds for Championship hundreds for Warwickshire, confirmed his Warwickshire, confirmed his return to form with a third return to form with a third successive three-figure score in first-class cricket.
JAMES Henry has made a case for the defence by crediting Wolves' return to form to his mean team-mates at the back.
A recent knee injury led to the striker having an extended break, which Lambert reckons has helped spark his startling return to form recently.
Summary: Alastair Cook's return to form was the single biggest success story of England's drawn Ashes warm-up match against South Australia.
The game witnessed the Egypt forward's return to form, as he scored once and set up striker Osama Hosni to hit the net on two other occasions.
Coverage of the second day of the First Test at Lord's, where England captain Michael Vaughan enjoyed a return to form earlier in the year.
Additionally, increased European Union oversight over customs processes, the cumbersome T-1 process itself and the challenges that T-1 use created, meant that both the DoD and the German government were ready to return to Form 302 use via an improved duty-free customs clearance process using the CPA-NATO system.
Scholes' spectacular return to form has been integral in United's surprisingly sprightly start to the season.
Scotland blew the championship wide open when they ended England's Grand Slam hopes last month and will be eager to consolidate their return to form on the international stage with a victory today.
Though he's lain low since 1995's full-length Restore, this seven-track return to form is as muscular and no-nonsense as his photo on its back cover.