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Deliver the goods   /dɪlˈɪvər ðə gʊdz/   Listen
Deliver the goods

Attain success or reach a desired goal.  Synonyms: bring home the bacon, come through, succeed, win.  "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show" , "She struggled to overcome her handicap and won"

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"Deliver the goods" Quotes from Famous Books

... quieted his conscience with the arguments of business necessity; he had a big salary to safeguard; he had promised boldly to deliver the goods in the north country. Though his conscience was dormant, his fears were awake. He was not relishing Latisan's manner. The repression worried him. The grandson had plenty of old John in his nature, ...
— Joan of Arc of the North Woods • Holman Day

... answered. "They can sail the sea of theory splendidly, but they don't know how to make a landing. Yet that is really the thing that everybody ought to learn. No voyage is successful unless you deliver the goods. Even in a pleasure-voyage there must be a fit time and place for leaving off. There is a psychological moment at which the song has made its most thrilling impression, and there the music should cease. There is an instant of persuasion ...
— Days Off - And Other Digressions • Henry Van Dyke

Words linked to "Deliver the goods" :   manage, pull off, hit the jackpot, assay, negociate, hit, peg, run, get in, accomplish, nail down, seek, carry off, make it, reach, attempt, attain, achieve, work, essay, bring off, nail, fail, arrive, go far, pan out, try, act, clear, come through, pass, luck out

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