carry\ off\ the\ palm

• carry off the palm
• bear off the palm
v. phr. literary
To gain the victory; win.

John carried off the palm in the tennis championship match.

Our army bore off the palm in the battle.

(From the fact that long ago a palm leaf was given to the winner in a game as a sign of victory.)

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • carry off the palm — or[bear off the palm] {v. phr.}, {literary} To gain the victory; win. * /John carried off the palm in the tennis championship match./ * /Our army bore off the palm in the battle./ (From the fact that long ago a palm leaf was given to the winner… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • carry off the palm — or[bear off the palm] {v. phr.}, {literary} To gain the victory; win. * /John carried off the palm in the tennis championship match./ * /Our army bore off the palm in the battle./ (From the fact that long ago a palm leaf was given to the winner… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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