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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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balancing actA performance that involves balancing things precariously and suspensefully.
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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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cop-outAvoidance or inadequate performance of a task or duty; the action of copping out.
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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 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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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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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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prime of lifeThe period of one's mature life when one is at a peak of health and 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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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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tear up the pea patchTo put on a notable performance, especially in sports; to go on a rampage.
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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 isn
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track recordAn organization's, product's, or person's past performance reviewed in its entirety, usually for the purpose of making a judgment.
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trailer trashDeleted from the movie trailer. Not included in theatrical run.
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trick outTo trick out; to mod or customize an object, typically for the purpose of both personalization as well as enhancing the object's performance capabilities and more particularly for the purpose of performing stunts with that object.
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work the roomTo interact with one's audience, taking queues from its reactions and adapting one's performance or words to elicit the audience's attention and enthusiasm.
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