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come off

verb uk phrasal verb with come   /kʌm/ (came, come) us  
C1 informal to happen as planned or to succeed: There was some sort of property deal that didn't come off. I tried telling a few jokes but they didn't come off (= no one laughed).
come off better/worse/badly/well to finish in a particular condition after a fight, argument, etc., especially compared to someone else: The smaller dog actually came off better, with only a few scratches. I always come off worse when we argue.
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