pull it off

Use "pull it off" when you're talking about trying something difficult or risky, and succeeding. For example, you can "pull off":

  • a dangerous skateboarding trick
  • getting a really beautiful woman's phone number
  • passing a test that you only started studying for the night before

If you tried something difficult but you didn't succeed, you say:

I wasn't able to pull it off.

This phrase appears in these lessons: