Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Pull it off

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    123
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Pull it off

    Hi Teachers,

    Can u pls explain how to use "pull it off" in some examples? I hear this all the time on TV (reality shows) but didn't really get what it means. I looked up my Oxford Learner's Dictionary,the definitions and examples are absolutely making no sense to the context on TV. Does it has any slang usage?Or what is its commom usgae?

    Speaking of "pull", which of the following it correct

    1. "pulled a trick on u" or
    2. "pulled out a trick on u" or
    3. "pulled off a trick on u"

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    43,297
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Pull it off

    It mean to manage to do something successfully, especially when you're not expecting to.

    We were so far behind that we didn't think we'd manage to meet the deadline, but in the end we managed to pull it off.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    123
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Pull it off

    got it. Thank you.

    Btw, which of the following is correct?

    1. "pulled a trick on u" or
    2. "pulled out a trick on u" or
    3. "pulled off a trick on u"

    Thanks

  4. #4
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    43,297
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Pull it off

    I'd use 1 if you just mean that you tricked me and 3 if you were lucky to manage to trick me.

Similar Threads

  1. Pull a chain
    By Francois in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 29-Mar-2008, 11:22
  2. A newbie with usage questions
    By Francois in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 30-Jan-2007, 10:41
  3. pull somebody's finger
    By welldone in forum English Idioms and Sayings
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-Oct-2004, 09:35
  4. pull a somebody
    By welldone in forum English Idioms and Sayings
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-Aug-2004, 02:22
  5. highly debatable
    By james_chew_84 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 12-Jun-2004, 22:02

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •