according to plan


: in the way something is supposed to be : as expected
Not everything at the show went according to plan.

Examples of according to plan in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Summer travelers should be prepared in case things don’t go according to plan. Michael Salerno, USA TODAY, 22 June 2023 Val Chmerkovskiy's first Father's Day didn't go according to plan, but Jenna Johnson and son Rome made the best of the situation, as seen on Instagram Jenna Johnson is updating fans on her family of three's unexpected Father's Day. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 20 June 2023 If everything goes according to plan, the easement is expected to open by next year. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 15 June 2023 For Novak Djokovic, everything was going according to plan. Matthew Futterman, New York Times, 27 Jan. 2023 How fortunate, then, for both Giroud and France that things didn’t go according to plan. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 10 Dec. 2022 The chief executive succession at Walt Disney Co. famously didn’t go according to plan, with former chief Robert Iger suddenly stepping in last month to replace Bob Chapek after less than three years in the job. Jon Chesto,, 5 Dec. 2022 And although everything went according to plan (albeit with some hiccups, like Jason and the rest of the basketball team finding Lucas and Erica), there were still two major casualties at the end of the season. Milan Polk, Men's Health, 5 July 2022 But things don’t quite go according to plan: Even when Max isn’t running up that hill, Vecna refuses to take the bait. Lauren Puckett-Pope, ELLE, 2 July 2022

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“According to plan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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