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deliver the goods

To produce the desired results. He's the best graphic designer we have, so I'm confident that he can deliver the goods for this ad campaign.
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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]
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deliver the goods

COMMON If someone or something delivers the goods, they achieve what other people expect or need them to do. Is the leadership in a position to deliver the goods in two years? If he fails to deliver the goods, they could well be looking for a new prime minister by next summer. Note: Verbs such as come up with and produce are also used instead of deliver. The most difficult thing about being a comedian is having to come up with the goods, time and time again. Once more, with this stunning production, the Royal National Theatre has produced the goods.
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come up with/deliver/produce the ˈgoods

(informal) do what you are expected or have promised to do: You can depend on him to come up with the goods. If he says he’ll do something, he always does it.
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And once again it was the top pond which delivered the goods with a net of 79lbs 6oz to Sweet- Corn Baits fished by Colin Hart, seven days after providing James Woodrow with a 45 lb 6oz haul.
MARTIN DWYER did what he always does in yesterday's Dewhurst Stakes on Sir P ercy - he gave the horse a no-nonsense ride and delivered the goods, once again, for his backers.
Grace shopped in IKEA on Thursday, a week ago, there was a bank holiday on the Monday and Excel delivered the goods in perfect condition on Tuesday lunchtime.
Sky Premier, 8pm Film-makers Joel and Ethan Coen have always delivered the goods by lifting from the best, and then giving unique spin to the material.
Owen McKenna's dog was a 2-5 favourite for the 550-yard match against Ronans Delight and duly delivered the goods. He shot clear from traps, but had to pull out all the stops to hold his formidable rival by two lengths in a flying 29.81sec, four spots inside the track record held by Holborn Major.