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Related to carries the day: gunning for, days on end, without a hitch

carry

(Succeed), verb accomplish, achieve, attain, be victorious, bring to pass, cause to happen, complete, effect, effectuate, gain, prevail, score, succeed, win
Associated concepts: carry a vote

carry

(Transport), verb bear, bring, cart, convey, haul, move, take, tote, transport
Associated concepts: carry a concealed weapon, carry a weapon, carry back, carry on a business, carry on trade, carrying charges, carrying on a trade or business, carrying on any trade or business, carrying on business, larceny, take and carry away
See also: approve, bear, convey, deliver, demean, handle, move, pass, support, trade, transfer, transmit, transport, uphold, wield
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But because I am the teacher I get 10 votes and I throw my voting bloc to Mister Louie, which gets 13 votes and carries the day.
For Paris is in effect choosing between three kinds of beauty "corresponding to three different paths to happiness": the other goddesses, Juno and Minerva, have promised him power and victory in exchange for the prize, but Venus carries the day by offering him what, lusty shepherd that he is, he cannot refuse - the favors of the most beautiful woman in the world.
Anyone can make a claim; it is the evidence of distinction that carries the day," explained Hughes.