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deliver the message to Garcia

To show initiative in undertaking important or requisite tasks in the face of difficulties and/or without requiring specific instructions on how to do so. It refers to the essay "Message to Garcia," published in 1899 by Elbert Hubbard, in which a lieutenant named Andrew Rowan undertakes establishing communication with Cuban rebel leader Calixto García to create an alliance in case of war with Spain. One should always aspire to be the type of employee who will deliver the message to Garcia, for it says more about you than merely doing what you're told.
See also: deliver, Garcia, message

deliver someone from someone or something

to save or rescue someone from someone or something. The hero delivered the children from a fiery death. Thank you for delivering me from a very boring meeting by calling me to the telephone.
See also: deliver

deliver someone of something

to free someone from some burden or problem; to liberate someone from some confinement. He was looking for someone to deliver him of his burdensome responsibility. He was delivered of his burden.
See also: deliver, of

deliver someone or something to someone or something

to transfer someone or something to someone or something; to yield over someone or something to someone or something. When will you deliver the deed to me? I will deliver the deed to you when I have your check.
See also: deliver

deliver something up to someone

to render or yield something to someone. Will you please deliver the documents up to Jane? Will you please deliver up the documents to Jane?
See also: deliver, up

signed, sealed, and delivered

Fig. formally and officially signed; [for a formal document to be] executed. Here is the deed to the propertysigned, sealed, and delivered. I can't begin work on this project until I have the contract signed, sealed, and delivered.
See also: and, deliver

stand and deliver

to give up something to someone who demands it. (Originally used by highway robbers asking for passengers' valuables.) And when the tax agent says "Stand and deliver" you have to be prepared to pay what is demanded. The robber stopped the coach and demanded of Lady Ellen, "Stand and deliver!"
See also: and, deliver, stand

*under pressure

1. and *under a deadline; *under the gun (about something) Fig. facing or enduring something such as pressure or a deadline. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) I have to get back to work. I am under a deadline. I am under a lot of pressure lately. The management is under the gun for the mistakes made last year.
2. [of a gas or liquid] being forced, squeezed, or compressed. (*Typically: be ~; deliver something ~; put something ~.) The gas in the pipes leading to the oven are under pressure.
See also: pressure

deliver the goods

to do what someone hopes you will do She hired a songwriter who has written several hit tunes and he delivered the goods for her.
Usage notes: sometimes used in the form come up with the goods: We'll have to replace him if he can't come up with the goods.
See also: deliver, good

deliver the goods

  (informal) also come up with the goods (informal)
if someone or something delivers the goods, they do what people hope they will do So far the team's new player has failed to deliver the goods. He hasn't scored in his first five games.
See also: deliver, good

signed, sealed and delivered

  (informal) also signed and sealed (informal)
if a document or an agreement is signed, sealed and delivered, it has been officially signed and completed A copy of the will, signed, sealed and delivered, arrived at our house the next morning. There was a signed and sealed statement from the prime minister to confirm the treaty had been accepted.
See also: and, deliver, seal

deliver the goods

Do what is required, come up to expectations. For example, Kate delivered the goods and got us the five votes we needed. This phrase alludes to delivering an order of groceries or other items. [Colloquial; second half of 1800s]
See also: deliver, good

signed, sealed, and delivered

Completed satisfactorily, as in The house is sold-signed, sealed, and delivered. This idiom refers to a legal deed, which to be valid had to be signed by the seller, sealed with a wax seal, and delivered to the new owner. It began to be used more loosely in the first half of the 1900s.
See also: and, deliver

deliver on

To do something one has promised or is expected to do: The contractor delivered on his promises to get the work done by Friday. Our office manager delivers on everything she says she will do.
See also: deliver, on

deliver (oneself) of

To pronounce; utter: Before leaving I delivered myself of a few choice comments.
See also: deliver, of
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2% made it to the inbox, the multiple company-level filtering methods used for business addresses mean that deliverability is still a major concern.
Cisco WebEx is a great example of the benefits that can be achieved by investing in the right email deliverability technology and services," said Tal Nathan, vice president of client services at StrongMail.
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Our delivery rates have improved and we're now free from managing the technical mechanics of deliverability.
The company's relationships with ISPs have been key to our increased deliverability," said Arnold.
Marketers need to examine their current deliverability stats, and remember that hard bounces aren't the only emails that aren't reaching your subscribers.
Email deliverability is an increasingly complex issue for legitimate email marketers and the goal for the DMT is to be a reliable, well-informed resource that ensures email deliverability on behalf of our customers," Alan Rassaby, vice president of Legal and Risk Management at RightNow and chairman of the DMT, said.
Best practices tips delivered in June focused on helping small business owners avoid content and wording that can trigger spam filters or cause subscribers to report you as spammer, which can damage your deliverability rate and your reputation as a good email marketer.
Our Deliverability Report Card is an important new tool in the effort to encourage good e-marketing practices, maintain our clients' reputation, and safeguard the future of permission-based email marketing as a whole," said Chip House, ExactTarget's Vice President of Privacy and Deliverability.
The podcast focuses on a study by the Aberdeen Group called Demystifying Email Deliverability which examines the factors affecting the deliverability of email marketing campaigns and provides best practices recommendations that businesses of all sizes can implement to improve email marketing campaign performance.
Responsys' new deliverability offerings 'raise the bar' on email delivery technology and best practices.
OTTAWA -- Best-in-class email marketers who take their cues from customer behavior by segmenting email messages achieve an average email deliverability rate of 90.
Their consultants have been highly responsive to our needs and have helped us to analyze and more effectively manage the technical and procedural issues that can affect deliverability and our online reputation.
It will offer unparalleled flexibility by delivering its storage capacity over a 10-day period at a maximum daily deliverability rate of 500 million cubic feet and by allowing customers to refill their storage capacity in a 20-day period at a maximum injection rate of 250 million cubic feet per day.
Currently deploying up to 2 million email messages per day, ReachMail is designed for marketers to easily send messages to their customers and maximize deliverability.