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come off

1. To detach from something else. Help! The bathroom doorknob just came off in my hand! We need to fix the shutters that came off in the storm last night.
2. To happen. Now that the caterer has quit, I don't think the party will come off as scheduled.
3. To be interpreted in a particular way. How did my speech come off? Did I sound like a capable student council president?
4. To get or climb off of something. Come off that rickety old slide right now! As soon as the kids came off the roller coaster, they wanted to ride it again.
5. To succeed. After months of planning, the launch came off thrillingly.
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come off

 ((of) something)
1. [for something] to detach from, fall off, or drop off something. (See also Come off it!. Of is usually retained before pronouns.) The paint came off the west side of the house because of the hot sun. A wheel came off Timmy's tricycle.
2. to get down off something; to get off something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) Come off the roof immediately. Please come off of that horse!
See also: come, off

come off

Inf. to happen; to take place. What time does this party come off? How did your speech come off? It came off very well.
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come off

1. Happen, occur, as in The trip came off on schedule. [Early 1800s]
2. Acquit oneself, reach the end. This usage always includes a modifier, as in Whenever challenged he comes off badly, or This model is doomed to come off second-best. [Mid-1600s]
3. Succeed, as in Our dinner party really came off. [Mid-1800s]
4. See come off it.
See also: come, off

come off

v.
1. To become detached from something: Three of the buttons have come off my coat. The dirt came off the table easily with a brush.
2. To have an effect that is felt to have some quality: His remarks came off as unfriendly. The dinner party came off very well.
3. To happen; occur: Her trip came off on time.
See also: come, off
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I left a few balls, blocked a few balls and then scored when I thought it was in the area where I could hit it __ - it is really nice when a shot comes off but you can't play like that every day.
If anything Clinton comes off as knowing too much history:
This time, as 5 reverses the ball to 3, he will take three steps as if going for the lob, then stop to screen for 2, who comes off 4 up to the top for the open jumper.
But his separate bet of pounds 500 backing England and Arsenal defender Adams at 500-1 would mean a Ladbrokes betting office in the West Country paying out a staggering pounds 250,000 if it comes off.
The problem is that Guber comes off as one-dimensional.
This would be a great read-aloud, too, keeping in mind that the girls befriend some surfers who favor curse words and Tara comes off as a tart at times.
Clearly tossed off as a lark by a prolific author, the play's take on contemporary life as farce comes off as zany but obvious.
Amid all this shoddily produced atmosphere, Perlman, who appears in many of the photos, comes off as a kind of postmodern Leonardo in the age of Freud, a sad, slightly scary, but also inspiring here-and-now Renaissance man who lounges, contemplates, and tinkers on the rooftop, cloaked in an old coat, accompanied by his books and guitar, and surrounded by his inventions.
This comes off our Power play action, with the G and T pulling to the weak side.
(Gore comes off especially well in the book as a voice of reason and discipline; according to Drew, Clinton treats him with extraordinary deference.) A third figure who always seems to appear when it's time to get Clinton off the dime is Vernon Jordan, the Urban League president turned corporate lawyer.
Instead, it comes off in seconds -- much faster than in other screening tests, which take at least 20 minutes.
The whole gaiety thing, the over-the-topness--I think it's great TV if it comes off as a natural part of the person's personality."
Yet such affection comes off as that much truer for its being embodied in so taut and eccentric a style; the visual puns, the formality in service of the inscrutable or daffy, and the weird shapes that finally resist a read together add up to something more reverent than what any more direct approach might accomplish.
Somehow, Lamia imbues the other voices with a girlish imitation of young and old males and females and it all comes off in a delightful way.
#4, after screening for 2, rolls to the hoop, while 1 comes off the double screen.