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English definition of “pull sth off”

pull sth off

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with pull   /pʊl/ us  
to succeed in doing something difficult or unexpected: The central bank has pulled off one of the biggest financial rescues of recent years.Succeeding, achieving and fulfilling
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