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come up with the goods

To deliver results or do what is expected of one. He's the best graphic designer we have, so I'm confident that he can come up with the goods for this ad campaign.
See also: come, good, up

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.
See also: deliver, good
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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]
See also: deliver, good
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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.
See also: deliver, good
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

come up with (or deliver or produce) the goods

do what is expected or required of you. informal
See also: come, good, up
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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.
See also: come, deliver, good, produce, up
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"To go out there and not be able to produce the goods, and I've said I'll produce the goods for so many years now, not being able to do it in such a big fight is really frustrating."
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Turner said: "The car felt great all session and so it was down to me to produce the goods.
ARSENE WENGER has challenged THEO WALCOTT to produce the goods on a regular basis and cement his place in the Arsenal team next season.
Their prize is a lucrative recording contract and a celebration, but they are obviously realists and know they'll have to produce the goods. And they'll certainly be able to afford a few more rugs, candlesticks and hat-stands for their act.
Having now named his 30-man squad for the World Cup, he will look to the likes of Lawrence Dallaglio and Mike Catt to produce the goods.
There is no way his world title win was a fluke and it is only a matter of time before he starts to produce the goods again.
* Give high marks to companies that report on what they're using as well as what they're wasting - the amount of energy, water and other resources used to produce the goods they sell.