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

verb
1.
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



... he 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 ...
— Days Off - And Other Digressions • Henry Van Dyke

... declined again to despondency. As yet he was only in the beginning of the adventure. He had still to deliver the goods and draw the cash. And before that—Just now he was by no means on his way home. He was flying off to America to fight there. "Not much fighting," he considered; "all our own way." Still, if a shell did happen to hit the Vaterland on ...
— The War in the Air • Herbert George Wells

... Maybe you think I'm talking through my hat, but I can deliver the goods all right, with enough over ...
— The Secret Adversary • Agatha Christie

... Deliver the goods, no matter what goods or how you get them into the premises!" Potts thundered, beating the desk in the energy of his lecture. "Live! That's what we must all do. Never mind how you live,—don't waste good tissue ...
— Together • Robert Herrick (1868-1938)

... see if I have this straight. You want me to take this ship to earth and swipe you a high dragon bump. And you're going to keep Sheilah here and torture her if I don't deliver the goods, huh?" ...
— High Dragon Bump • Don Thompson

... benefactor should be a loser. But this good creature had continued to manifest towards me so much kindness, that I thought I made him but an inadequate recompence, when I told him that he was now to receive double the sum I had originally promised; and Dr. Laidley assured him that he was ready to deliver the goods to that amount, whenever he thought proper to send for them. Karfa was overpowered by this unexpected token of my gratitude, and still more so, when he heard that I intended to send a handsome present to the good old schoolmaster Fankooma, at ...
— Life and Travels of Mungo Park in Central Africa • Mungo Park

... has spent years in showing him the straight and narrow path. You take Kennedy.' 'All right,' says Kay; 'I always thought Kennedy a bit of an ass myself, but if he's studied under Silver he ought to know how to manage a house. I'll take him. Advise our Mr Blackburn to that effect, and ask him to deliver the goods at his earliest convenience. Adoo, mess-mate, adoo!' And there you ...
— The Head of Kay's • P. G. Wodehouse



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



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