pull off something


pull off something
pull off (something) to succeed in doing something difficult or unexpected.

He won five straight games and pulled off one of the tournament's biggest upsets.

I don't know how you pulled it off, but we're now $5,000 richer than we were yesterday.


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  • pull off something — ˌpull ˈoff | ˌpull ˈoff sth derived (of a vehicle or its driver) to leave the road in order to stop for a short time Main entry: ↑pullderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull off — (something) to succeed in doing something difficult or unexpected. He won five straight games and pulled off one of the tournament s biggest upsets. I don t know how you pulled it off, but we re now $5,000 richer than we were yesterday …   New idioms dictionary

  • pull off — verb 1. pull or pull out sharply (Freq. 2) pluck the flowers off the bush • Syn: ↑pluck, ↑tweak, ↑pick off • Derivationally related forms: ↑tweak (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull off — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you pull off something very difficult, you succeed in achieving it. [V P n (not pron)] The National League for Democracy pulled off a landslide victory... [V n P] It will be a very, very fine piece of mountaineering if they… …   English dictionary

  • pull off — ► pull off informal succeed in achieving or winning (something difficult). Main Entry: ↑pull …   English terms dictionary

  • pull off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms pull off : present tense I/you/we/they pull off he/she/it pulls off present participle pulling off past tense pulled off past participle pulled off 1) to succeed in doing something that is difficult Hanley… …   English dictionary

  • pull the wraps off something — take/pull/the wraps off something informal phrase to show or tell people something that has been kept secret Thesaurus: to tell or reveal a secret or secretssynonym Main entry: wrap …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull off — verb a) To remove by pulling. Pull off old blossoms so that the plant will keep flowering. b) To achieve; to succeed at something difficult. Six pages is a lot to write in one night. Do you think she can pull it off? …   Wiktionary

  • pull off — (smth) accomplish something remarkable He really is lucky in being able to pull off the new business merger with no problems …   Idioms and examples

  • pull off — {v.}, {informal} To succeed in (something thought difficult or impossible); do. * /Ben Hogan pulled off the impossible by winning three golf tournaments in one year./ * /The bandits pulled off a daring bank robbery./ Compare: PUT ACROSS(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms