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come off

phrasal verb with come uk   us   /kʌm/ verb (came, come)
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.
Translations of “come off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 取得預期的效果, 成功…
in Russian удаваться…
in Turkish başarıyla sonuçlanmak, başarılı olmak, etkili olmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 取得预期的效果, 成功…
in Polish powieść się, wypalić…
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