carry off

verb(tr, adverb)
  1. to remove forcefully

  2. to win: he carried off all the prizes

  1. to manage or handle (a situation) successfully: he carried off the introductions well

  2. to cause to die: he was carried off by pneumonia

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Other Idioms and Phrases with carry off

carry off

Handle successfully, win, as in It was a difficult situation, but he managed to carry it off gracefully, or They carried off first prize. [First half of 1800s]

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