(To). To occur, to take place. (Anglo-Saxon,
of-cuman = Latin, pro-cedo, to proceed.) To come off
with honours is to proceed to the end successfully.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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