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In the book "How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes" by Peter D. Schiff, in an introduction, page xii, paragraph 2, there is the sentence:

Essentially Keynes managed to pull off one the neatest tricks imaginable.

Can I parse the sentence above this way?

Essentially Keynes managed to take one trick from the neatest imaginable tricks

I knew from Lambie's explanation.

pull off means succeed in doing something.

Another problem here is that how to understand object of pull off?

pull off one the neatest tricks imaginable.

How to parse `one the neatest tricks imaginable?

one is single,the neatest tricks imaginable is plural,what is the logic between them?

Did the author omit of between one and the neatest tricks imaginable?

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to pull off an x or to pull something off is an idiomatic expression and phrasal verb that is invariable. It simply means: to manage to do something.

  • He pulled off a neat trick.
  • He pulled off a funny thing.
  • He pulled off an amazing bait-and-switch.
  • He pulled off a scam.

  • How could the committee possibly accept that paper she wrote?

  • Answer: I don't know but she managed to pull it off.

pull off

  • How can a dictionary definition merit a downvote? This is as clear as a bell. It's really mystifying. – Lambie Mar 9 at 16:19
  • How to parse one the neatest tricks imaginable? – it_is_a_literature Mar 10 at 0:35
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    Did the author omit of between one and the neatest tricks imaginable? – it_is_a_literature Mar 10 at 0:40
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    It's a typo (typographical error) or omission. – Lambie Mar 10 at 14:52

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