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turn out (2)

Meaning: to have a certain outcome, or to end in a certain way

Synonym: pan out (informal)

For example:

  • turn out We weren't sure if moving to Japan was a good idea at first, but we're very pleased with the way things have turned out.

  • turn out Don't worry. I'm sure everything will turn out fine in the end.

Quick Quiz:

If the favourite horse wins, the race will have turned out
  1. as most people expected
  2. as few people expected
  3. as nobody expected

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