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1. To complete a task successfully, especially when a positive outcome initially seems or seemed unlikely. A noun or pronoun can be used between "bring" and "off." It's miraculous that we brought the presentation off—we only finished writing it five minutes before walking into the conference room! I'm determined to bring off any challenge they give me.
2. vulgar slang To cause one to orgasm.
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bring something off
to cause something to happen; to carry out a plan successfully. Do you think you can bring it off? She brought off her plan without a hitch!
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Accomplish, achieve successfully, as in We managed to bring off a wonderful performance. [Early 1900s]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. To accomplish something difficult: The promoters brought off the series of concerts without a single problem. We planned the party well beforehand so that we would be sure we could bring it off.
2. Vulgar Slang To cause someone to achieve orgasm.
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