it will all come out in the wash

Definition of it will all come out in the wash

informal

  1. 1 —used to say that a problem is not serious and will be solved in the future Don't worry about it. It will all come out in the wash.

  2. 2 —used to say that the truth will be known in the future No one knows who was responsible, but surely it will all come out in the wash.

Word by Word Definitions

willplay
  1. :  desire, wish

    : used to express desire, choice, willingness, consent, or in negative constructions refusal

    : used to express frequent, customary, or habitual action or natural tendency or disposition

  1. :  desire, wish: such as

    :  disposition, inclination

    :  appetite, passion

  1. :  to order or direct by a will

    :  to dispose of by or as if by a will :  bequeath

    :  to determine by an act of choice

  1. :  the whole amount, quantity, or extent of

    :  as much as possible

    :  every member or individual component of

  1. :  wholly, quite

    :  only, exclusively

    :  just

  1. :  the whole number, quantity, or amount :  totality

    : used in such phrases as for all I know, for all I care, and for all the good it does to indicate a lack of knowledge, interest, or effectiveness

    :  everybody, everything

  1. :  the whole of one's possessions, resources, or energy

comeplay
  1. :  to move toward something :  approach

    :  to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose

    :  to reach a particular station in a series

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

washplay
  1. :  to cleanse by or as if by the action of liquid (such as water)

    :  to remove (something, such as dirt) by rubbing or drenching with liquid

    :  to cleanse (fur) by licking or by rubbing with a paw moistened with saliva

  1. :  a piece of ground washed by the sea or river

    :  bog, marsh

    :  a shallow body of water

  1. :  involving essentially simultaneous purchase and sale of the same security

    :  washable


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