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Meaning of "bring off" #1 (permalink) Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:15 am   Meaning of "bring off"
 

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ESL/EFL Test #143 "Phrasal idioms with the verb 'bring'", question 8

The slips fieldsman moved quickly to his left and then flung himself further leftwards to ......... a spectacular catch.

(a) bring forward
(b) bring off
(c) bring back
(d) bring up

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #143 "Phrasal idioms with the verb 'bring'", answer 8

The slips fieldsman moved quickly to his left and then flung himself further leftwards to bring off a spectacular catch.

Correct answer: (b) bring off

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Meaning of "bring off" #2 (permalink) Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:11 am   Meaning of "bring off"
 

'Bring off' = succeed in accomplishing (something difficult)
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Meaning of "bring off" #3 (permalink) Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:22 am   Meaning of "bring off"
 

Hi Mickey,

You might be interested in other idiomatic uses of 'bring'.
http://www.english-test.net/lessons/7/index.html

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Meaning of "bring off" #4 (permalink) Fri Sep 30, 2011 13:29 pm   Meaning of "bring off"
 

The slips fieldsman = the fieldsman in slips??

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Meaning of "bring off" #5 (permalink) Fri Sep 30, 2011 14:06 pm   Meaning of "bring off"
 

No, It is an alternative term for 'slip fielder':

In the sport of cricket, a slip fielder (collectively, a slip cordon or the slips) is placed behind the batsman on the off side of the field. They are placed with the aim of catching an edged ball which is beyond the wicket-keeper's reach.
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