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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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Designed with the purpose of diagnosing and fixing many Windows problems quickly and reliably, Fix-It Utilities 99 delivers the goods in several areas including crash protection; hard disk repair and optimization; Registry repair and optimization; and hardware diagnostics and system monitoring.