come off
verb Date: 1596 intransitive verb 1. a. to acquit oneself ; fare <
came off well in the contest
>
b. appear, seem 2. succeed <
a television series that never came offTV Guide
>
3. happen, occur transitive verb to have recently completed or recovered from <
coming off a good year
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • come off — {v.} 1. To take place; happen. * /The picnic came off at last, after being twice postponed./ 2. {informal} To do well; succeed. * /The attempt to bring the quarreling couple together again came off, to people s astonishment./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come off — {v.} 1. To take place; happen. * /The picnic came off at last, after being twice postponed./ 2. {informal} To do well; succeed. * /The attempt to bring the quarreling couple together again came off, to people s astonishment./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come off — or[through with flying colors] {v. phr.} To succeed; triumph. * /John came off with flying colors in his final exams at college./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come off — or[through with flying colors] {v. phr.} To succeed; triumph. * /John came off with flying colors in his final exams at college./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come off — (as) to appear to have a particular attitude, intention, or character. I didn t want to come off as weak …   New idioms dictionary

  • come off — [v] transpire befall, betide, break, chance, click, come about, develop, go, go off, go over, hap*, happen, occur, pan out, prove out, succeed, take place; concept 4 Ant. not happen …   New thesaurus

  • come off — ► come off 1) succeed; be accomplished. 2) fare in a specified way. Main Entry: ↑come …   English terms dictionary

  • come off — phrasal verb Word forms come off : present tense I/you/we/they come off he/she/it comes off present participle coming off past tense came off past participle come off 1) come off something [intransitive/transitive] to fall off something that you… …   English dictionary

  • come off — 1) PHRASAL VERB If something comes off, it is successful or effective. [V P] It was a good try but it didn t quite come off... [V P] Slovo said it was a great occasion which he hoped would come off in an orderly and peaceful way. 2) PHRASAL VERB… …   English dictionary

  • come off — UK US come off Phrasal Verb with come({{}}/kʌm/ verb INFORMAL ► to happen as planned, or to succeed: »The meeting never came off. »Despite some small problems, the acquisition went off pretty smoothly …   Financial and business terms

  • come off — phr verb Come off is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑button, ↑heat, ↑mark, ↑plaster, ↑weight, ↑wheel Come off is used with these nouns as the object: ↑bicycle, ↑bike, ↑duty, ↑mailing list, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

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