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Come off/pull it off

Posted by Lotg on May 03, 2004

In Reply to: Come off/pull it off posted by Joe Grocott-James on May 02, 2004

: Does anyone know what the origin of the phrase 'come off' (meaning to succeed) is? What about 'pull it off?' (I think they may both be from the same root).

I'm sorry Joe - but saying 'pull it off' and 'root' in the same sentence only made me chuckle. Lewis would understand.