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English definition of “come off”

come off

informal phrasal verb with come     /kʌm/ verb (came, come)
C1 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).Succeeding, achieving and fulfilling
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