pull off

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pull off, pull (something) off

  1. To remove by pulling.
    Pull off old blossoms so that the plant will keep flowering.
    As soon as she got home, she pulled off her clothes.
  2. (idiomatic) To achieve; to succeed at something difficult.
    Six pages is a lot to write in one night. Do you think she can pull it off?
    • 2011 September 2, “Wales 2-1 Montenegro”, BBC:
      In a frantic ending Blake and Crofts pulled off brilliant tackles and Hennessey a string of saves to keep Montenegro at bay and earn Speed his first qualifying success as Wales manager.