One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Do what is expected or required of one.
- ‘But just when you least expect it the players come up with the goods, which shows there is still a great spirit in the camp.’
- ‘But, despite the baggage of their mid-Nineties image, on record they have always come up with the goods, finding new ways to experiment with their sound, while bashing out enough quirky pop singles to keep them in business.’
- ‘They started the season with great expectations, as we all did, but we've not fulfilled them and not come up with the goods.’
- ‘I'm a Rangers fan, and the footballer I always expected to come up with the goods in big situations was Ally McCoist.’
- ‘All he really needs to do now is start coming up with the goods and even his sternest critics could be silenced.’
- ‘They had given him a month to come up with the goods.’
- ‘But that should not take away from the fact that this is another thoughtful and thought-provoking piece of work from a British artist who consistently comes up with the goods.’
- ‘Basically, the agency I'm going through is fantastic, the woman case managing me is really coming up with the goods, and I'm going for loads of interviews for jobs that I actually want to do.’
- ‘At 80, Kelly can still come up with the goods and this is our chance to see some truly inspirational works up close as well as remind ourselves that the most creative years of our lives may be still to come.’
- ‘All they care about is that teachers in the local primary schools appear to be coming up with the goods so they can hold their heads up in the junior league tables.’
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