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pull (something) in

To yield a profit of a stated sum of money. They're latest product has already pulled in nearly $15 million in its first two months on the market.
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pull (something) off

1. To forcibly remove something (from or off something else). Don't pull the bandage off or the wound might get infected. Kids have been going around at night pulling numbers off the front of houses.
2. To be able to perform or complete something, especially in the face of hardships, difficulties, or setbacks. Congratulations on winning the case! I wasn't sure you'd pull it off. If they're able to pull the merger off, they would form the largest single corporation in the world.
3. To exit off a major road or highway by means of a lesser one. If you pull off the highway at Junction 5, you'll be able to reach the town in less than an hour. We pulled off at a truck stop just outside the city.
See also: off, pull

pull something

Play a trick, deceive someone, as in We thought he was trying to pull something when he claimed he had never picked up our tickets . It is often put as pull something on someone, as in I knew he was pulling something on me when he told me the wrong date. Also see pull a fast one.
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pull something

To carry out a deception or swindle: worried that his partners might be trying to pull something behind his back.
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The band will try to pull something together for the Michael Shields concert, which would probably be not the full band.
NICK FOX, of the Racing Post's Trading Bureau, is on the brink of landing the pounds 4,000 Racing Post/Coral Naps competition for the jumps season unless one of his nearest pursuers can pull something out of the fire on the final day.
It takes a great deal of skill to pull something like this off for laughs and not just have the audience sit there, mouths scraping the floor, wondering what in the name of God they're supposed to be feeling.
WITH all these British Olympians grabbing gold, Joey Barton will have to pull something spectacular out of the bag to challenge for Sports Personality of the Year.
To their credit, Cables never gave up in their quest to pull something back from the match, but the damage had already been done.
They are one of those sides that can do anything and pull something magical out of the bag.
We have given ourselves half a chance and we hope the Borders can get up for this match and pull something out of the bag.
So I'm trying to pull something really incredible out of the bag.
However the pressure remains on Villa to pull something out of the bag tomorrow, just as it does with Boro.
It's never boring being a Blue and it'd be just like us to go and pull something off in Villarreal.
Darren Campbell has the ability to pull something out when it is really needed ( you only have to look at his bronze medal at the World Championships last year and his silver medal at the Olympic Games in 2000 to see he has a great chance.
It's up to the producers to pull something out the bag before they turn me into Mary Whitehouse
Fergie needs to pull something out of the bag quickly because Eric Djemba Djemba, Kleberson, Nicky Butt and even Phil Neville have all tried to nail down a spot without success.
Gary McAllister is pushing very heavily, he could still pull something out of the bag.
But this time we have proved that when the pressure is on we can pull something out of the bag and we have done that against Bolton.