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pan out Informal

Meaning: If you see how a situation pans out, you see how it develops over time.

Synonym: turn out, work out

For example:

  • pan out Instead of quitting, why don't you stay in the job for another few months and see how things pan out?

  • pan out We're not sure what effect the new law will have yet. We'll just have to wait and see how things pan out.

Quick Quiz:

If you're going to see how things pan out, you're going to
  1. watch someone cook some food
  2. wait and see what happens
  3. see how a movie is filmed

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