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carry sth off

verb uk phrasal verb with carry   /ˈkær.i/ us    /ˈker-/
to succeed in doing or achieving something difficult: I thought he carried off the part of Hamlet with great skill. She was nervous about giving a talk to her colleagues, but she carried it off very well.
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