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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.
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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.
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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.
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fall behindTo be progressively below average in performance.
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tune upTo make adjustments to an engine in order to improve its performance.
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put acrossTo perform a theatrical production.
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above the curveWith above average innovative performance or quality, especially a trailblazer developing advances before competitors.
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balancing actA performance that involves balancing things precariously and suspensefully.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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break a legTo perform well in a theatrical production or comparable endeavor.
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BroadwayThe theatres in the Broadway theatre district; especially those covered by contracts between the owners and theatrical unions.
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cop-outAvoidance or inadequate performance of a task or duty; the action of copping out.
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curtain-raiserIn a theater, an initial play, musical performance, etc which precedes the main performance.
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drag kingA female who dresses up in men's clothing, typically for public performance.
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fan danceA dance performance incorporating the artful use of fans.
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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.
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force of habitAn act that has been repeated to the point where the performance of the act becomes automatic.
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get aroundTo circumvent the obligation and performance of a chore.
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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.
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hold one's ownTo stand up to; to give a respectable performance; to provide worthy competition.
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horse operaA theatrical production, film, or program on radio or television depicting adventures of characters in the American Old West; a western.
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Ill Do My Damnedest!Purposeful, Determined, Driven, Striven 'Depression Daze Expression' of 'Performance', 'Accomplishment',
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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.
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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.
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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.
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mail it inTo deliver a performance without commitment or effort, with lackluster results.
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off one's gamePlaying or competing below one's usual level of performance.
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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.
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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.
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over one's headPerforming at a level greatly superior to one's usual level of performance.
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phone it into make an unseemly timid performance; to be restrained and timid when bold action is called for
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play withTo fiddle with; make small adjustments to, for example to something mechanical in order to improve its performance.
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prime of lifeThe period of one's mature life when one is at a peak of health and performance.
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reel offTo produce (e.g. a performance), in an effortless manner.
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running targeta standard of performance set by the first place competitor that lower placed competitors try to exceed
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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.
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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.
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shape up or ship outTo either improve one's behavior or else be required to leave; to either improve one's performance in an activity or else withdraw from that activity completely.
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showstopperA performance or segment of a theatrical production that induces a positive reaction strong enough to pause the production.
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spoken wordAn oral art form, usually consisting of performance poetry, although sometimes overlapping with storytelling or rap.
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stage-door JohnnyA man who is infatuated with one or more theatrical actresses and who routinely lingers in and around theatres in an effort to meet and form relationships with the female object(s) of his affection.
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steal the showTo be the best performer during a performance.
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straight manA member of a team of comic performers who plays a supporting role by helping to set up jokes and punch lines through engaging in preparatory dialog with the principal comedian; a foil who plays such a role in theatrical comedy.
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swan songA final performance or accomplishment, especially one before retirement.
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take a bowTo accept applause at the end of a performance in a theatre. Often this includes actually bowing to the audience.
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take it awayTo begin, especially used to launch a performance of some sort (usually imperative and/or exclamatory).
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talent managementHuman capital management of the entire employee lifecycle. Companies that are engaged in talent management are strategic and deliberate in how they source, attract, select, train, develop, promote, and move employees through the organization. This term also incorporates how companies drive performance at the individual level (performance management).
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tear up the pea patchTo put on a notable performance, especially in sports; to go on a rampage.
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