deliver the goods

Idioms & Phrases

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 American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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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] [ant: fail
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