pan out Informal
Meaning: If you see how a situation pans out, you see how it develops over time.Synonym: turn out, work out
- 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.
If you're going to see how things pan out, you're going to