deliver the goods
phrasal to give results that are promised, expected, or desired

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • deliver the goods — INFORMAL ► to do what you have promised to do, or to produce what is wanted: »The company expects employees to perform and to deliver the goods. Main Entry: ↑deliver …   Financial and business terms

  • deliver the goods — Do what is required, come up to expectations. For example, Kate delivered the goods and got us the five votes we needed. This phrase alludes to delivering an order of groceries or other items. (Colloquial; second half of 1800s) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • deliver the goods — ► deliver the goods informal provide what is promised or expected. Main Entry: ↑deliver …   English terms dictionary

  • deliver the goods — verb attain success or reach a desired goal The enterprise succeeded We succeeded in getting tickets to the show she struggled to overcome her handicap and won • Syn: ↑succeed, ↑win, ↑come through, ↑bring home the bacon …   Useful english dictionary

  • deliver the goods — informal, informal if someone or something delivers the goods, they do what people hope they will do. So far the team s new player has failed to deliver the goods. He hasn t scored in his first five games …   New idioms dictionary

  • deliver the goods — verb To keep ones promises. The government promised a lot, but failed to deliver the goods …   Wiktionary

  • deliver the goods — succeed in doing what is expected well He is the best manager that we have ever had. He knows how to deliver the goods …   Idioms and examples

  • deliver the goods — to do something that you have promised to do or are expected to do People doubt that the Minister can really deliver the goods …   English dictionary

  • deliver the goods — {v. phr.} 1. To carry things and give them to the person who wants them. * /Lee delivered the goods to the right house./ 2. {slang} To succeed in doing well what is expected. * /The new pitcher delivered the goods by striking out 20 men in his… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • deliver the goods — {v. phr.} 1. To carry things and give them to the person who wants them. * /Lee delivered the goods to the right house./ 2. {slang} To succeed in doing well what is expected. * /The new pitcher delivered the goods by striking out 20 men in his… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • deliver\ the\ goods — v. phr. 1. To carry things and give them to the person who wants them. Lee delivered the goods to the right house. 2. slang To succeed in doing well what is expected. The new pitcher delivered the goods by striking out 20 men in his first game.… …   Словарь американских идиом

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