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bring off

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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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!
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

bring off

Accomplish, achieve successfully, as in We managed to bring off a wonderful performance. [Early 1900s]
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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.

bring off

v.
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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Under their Algerian coach Naji Yousef, Barbar featured some of Bahrain's best local players, including Mahmood Abdulqader, Ahmed Al Tajer, Hassan Madan and goalkeeper Tayseer Mohsin who brought off several fine saves.
TONY BROWN brought off a breath-taking treble winning the darts 301, darts 501 and darts Fives in the Coventry Carling CIU Games League finals at Parkstone club, Foleshill Road, Coventry.
England's 4,000 fans chanted "what a load of rubbish" and then "you don't know what you're doing" when coach Steve McClaren brought off Aaron Lennon during the second half of the European Championships qualifier in Tel Aviv.
But, favoured by the wind and tide, the boat drifted off shore out of rifle shot, where she was taken in tow by the third boat and brought off to the "Tora-maru."
In addition, application data must be backed up daily and brought off site.
But the forward scored twice for the reserves on Monday and set up another before being brought off at half-time in the Saddlers' 8-0 victory against Rotherham.
The printer has brought off an excellent display of color separation--which accounts for the newsletter's striking first impression.
Short compositions by Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Berg, Neilsen, Alain, Ives, Copland, and Blackwood himself all share in a taste for things different, odd, and progressive, but I really wouldn't call them either radical or "masterpieces." It's off-center stuff, though not earth-shaking, brought off with little regard for the neophyte.
And I must say, given the performative absurdities he endured, he brought off this divine visitation with some measure of panache.
What the NPG can do, though, is convey a flavour of a period, and this has been splendidly brought off in Gough's tactful but imaginative conversion.
Knowing full well what a coup had been brought off, Zurich artistic director Bernd Roger Bienert promptly built a new, far-out production of Nutcracker around him, and the company issued a commemorative T-shirt emblazoned with his photo.
A blonde woman, said to be the captain's wife, who seemed inexplicably shy, was the first to be brought off the ship.
The visitors were in total control until the 75th minute when the Scots mounted a final push to salvage something from the game Michael McKenna, who had replaced Munn in goal, brought off a fine save low to his right, but the pressure was now intense.
Jay Riley was brought off the bench and within a minute gave the Bucks the lead, finding the bottom corner from an acute angle.
Brechin should have gone in front after 10 minutes but Rab Douglas brought off a fine save from Greg Cameron and the big keeper did well again to thwart Alan Trouten.