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command performanceA dramatic, musical, or similar entertainment performed before a monarch or other head of state, especially in a circumstance where that ruler has requested or ordered the performance.Rate it:

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command performanceA task, activity, or other assignment which one undertakes in order to satisfy someone in authority, such as an employer.Rate it:

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round of applauseAn outburst of clapping among a group or audience. Often asked for by the Master of Ceremonies at a concert or other performance.Rate it:

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fall behindTo be progressively below average in performance.Rate it:

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go awayCommand asking someone to leave them alone.Rate it:

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tune upTo make adjustments to an engine in order to improve its performance.Rate it:

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under one's thumbCompletely controlled by someone; at someone’s command..Rate it:

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throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stickTry the same thing (or similar things) often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.2001, And still no one is shouting stop. read in The Kingdom archives at [1] on 02 Nov 06,Many team managers are of the philosophy that if you throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick. They believe that team preparation is all about physical fitness. They run the players into the ground and they believe they will be "flying on the day".2001, Robert McCrum, Let them eat cake, in The Observer 16 Dec 01, read on Guardian Unlimited site at [2] on 02 Nov 06,Australian publishing boomed and in the past 10 years the country's literary culture has undergone a mini golden age, capped by Carey's triumph at the 2001 Booker Prize. As one Australian arts administrator said to me many years ago: 'Listen, mate, if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.'2001, Chris Collin, Re: 2-cp speys on The Strathspey Server mailing list archive at [3] on 02 Nov 06,I am finding that "if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick". It doesn't always work of course (especially on the nights when the class is mostly the beginners), but the class seems to thrive on the challange.2005, Ray Craft (poster on The right scale blog), Fitzhooie and his Burden, read at [4] on 02 Nov 06,Prosecutors everywhere have bad habits of overcharging lots of cases, knowing that if the throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick.2005, Sean Kelleher, Spike Milligan: His part in our downfall in Business 07 Aug 05, read at [5] on 02 Nov 06,As long as there is negligible regulation and enforcement anyone can actually try and do the job...Weak regulation allows the industry to build strategies on full time recruitment. The theory goes: throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.c2005, Everything You've Learned About Marketing Is Wrong, read on LINC Performance website at [6] on 02 Nov 06,They have the money to continue to believe in the repetition side of the equation. You throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick. But it still isnRate it:

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at one's beck and callIn servitude to; at one’s command.Rate it:

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get the hang ofTo learn to handle something with some skill, through practice or diligence, which can lead to an almost unconscious performance thereof.Rate it:

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out of characterNot acting; not "on"; behaving within one's natural personality rather than that of a character in a performance piece.Rate it:

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about turnAn about face; a military command to a formation of soldiers to reverse the direction in which they are facing.Rate it:

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above the curveWith above average innovative performance or quality, especially a trailblazer developing advances before competitors.Rate it:

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area of influenceA geographical area wherein a commander is directly capable of influencing operations by maneuver or fire support systems normally under the commander's command or control.Rate it:

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aye aye, sirThe correct and seamanlike reply, onboard a Royal Navy (or U.S. Navy) ship, on receipt of an order from someone of senior rank or authority. It means "I understand the command and hasten to comply with the order."Rate it:

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balancing actA performance that involves balancing things precariously and suspensefully.Rate it:

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bio queenA biologically female performance artist who performs in female drag at drag shows, or acts like a drag queen. Essentially a woman pretending to be a man who is mimicking or parodying another woman.Rate it:

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booby prizeA prize or status, often unwelcome, awarded as a joke or disincentive to the loser of a contest or for poor performance.Rate it:

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break a legA wish for a successful performance; primarily a valediction to an actor wishing him or her a successful theatrical stage performance.Rate it:

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come to gripsseize the day! grasp the meaning, act upon the challenge, address the issue, issue stringent directives, take command, show 'em who's boss!Rate it:

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cop-outAvoidance or inadequate performance of a task or duty; the action of copping out.Rate it:

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curtain-raiserIn a theater, an initial play, musical performance, etc which precedes the main performance.Rate it:

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dog and catA team comprised of one male and one female, who are either working as associates or where one is the second in command to the other.Rate it:

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drag kingA female who dresses up in men's clothing, typically for public performance.Rate it:

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fan danceA dance performance incorporating the artful use of fans.Rate it:

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fan danceA stage performance or striptease in which a female entertainer disrobes while dancing with large hand-held fans that are alternately used to conceal and provide glimpses of her erogenous body regions.Rate it:

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force of habitAn act that has been repeated to the point where the performance of the act becomes automatic.Rate it:

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front and centerA command to come to the center of attention of an assemblage, as of military personnel or students.Rate it:

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full speed aheadA command, especially on military vessels, to move forward at maximum speed.Rate it:

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get aroundTo circumvent the obligation and performance of a chore.Rate it:

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hang your hat on thatAssume or take credit for an idea, suggestion, phrase, development, creation, invention, proclamation, prediction, accomplishment, result, acceptance at large for your creation, art.performance et al:Rate it:

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hold one's ownTo stand up to; to give a respectable performance; to provide worthy competition.Rate it:

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Ill Do My Damnedest!Purposeful, Determined, Driven, Striven 'Depression Daze Expression' of 'Performance', 'Accomplishment',Rate it:

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in the zoneIn a mental state of focused concentration on the performance of an activity, in which one dissociates oneself from distracting or irrelevant aspects of one's environment.Rate it:

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kick buttThe words describe an action. The words can also describe a command for immediate physical action. Frequently used by military officers, sports team coaches and other leaders. Variations include street talk.Rate it:

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kick off the teamIn sports, to dismiss an athlete from a team, usually for misconduct, poor academic performance or other offenses.Rate it:

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kiss and cry The publicly viewable enclosure in which figure skaters sit immediately after a performance, while they await and receive the judging results.Rate it:

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lay an eggThe act or performance which is substandard in one's capability. An act or performance which is substandard or below the typical level of one's usual production or output: An act, production or presentation of a noxious, negative, repulsive, boorish nature:Rate it:

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mail it inTo deliver a performance without commitment or effort, with lackluster results.Rate it:

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off one's gamePlaying or competing below one's usual level of performance.Rate it:

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out of characterNot in character; not successfully performing within the mindset of a given character in a theatrical performance. See also break character, drop character.Rate it:

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over one's headPerforming at a level greatly superior to one's usual level of performance.Rate it:

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phone it into make an unseemly timid performance; to be restrained and timid when bold action is called forRate it:

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play withTo fiddle with; make small adjustments to, for example to something mechanical in order to improve its performance.Rate it:

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prime of lifeThe period of one's mature life when one is at a peak of health and performance.Rate it:

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reel offTo produce (e.g. a performance), in an effortless manner.Rate it:

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rule overto be a ruler of, to command.Rate it:

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running targeta standard of performance set by the first place competitor that lower placed competitors try to exceedRate it:

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send someone to the showersTo remove a player from a particular team competition before the conclusion of the event, especially because that player's contribution on this occasion has been below his or her expected level of performance.Rate it:

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send someone to the showersTo remove or expel someone from a job, position, or activity, especially because of poor behavior or performance.Rate it:

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