Origin of command performance
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How to use command performance in a sentence
Certainly, she seems to command near-total devotion among her clients.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He throws every fiber of his being into each performance, altering his posture, elocution, temperament, and more.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The hope was that greater transparency about performance would drive results.The ‘No Child’ Rewrite Threatens Your Kids’ Future|Jonah Edelman|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Tony Shalhoub, Act One Sometimes you realize the power of a performance only when it remains in your mind many months later.Hedwig, Hugh & Michael Cera: 12 Powerhouse Theater Performances of 2014|Janice Kaplan|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You expect soldiers of all ranks to understand the need to respect the chain of command, regardless of personal feelings.
One of the simplest of these childish tricks is the invention of an excuse for not instantly obeying a command, as "Come here!"Children's Ways|James Sully
Like every other Spanish general in supreme command abroad, Polavieja had his enemies in Spain.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Thanks to Berthier's admirable system, Bonaparte was kept in touch with every part of his command.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
They were never refused, for their recipients looked upon them much in the light of a royal command.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
The General in command of the station was a feeble old man, suffering from senile decay.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
British Dictionary definitions for command performance
Other Idioms and Phrases with command performance
An occasion that one is obliged to attend, as in My boss's invitations to dinner are always a command performance. This term originally (late 1800s) denoted a theatrical or musical performance presented at the behest of a sovereign or head of state. By the 1930s it was also used figuratively for any more or less obligatory occasion or performance.