pan out

verb

Definition of pan out

: turn out; especially : succeed
  • the signs revealed that the experiment wasn't panning out
  • —Ronald Reagan

Examples of pan out in a Sentence

  1. the eagerly anticipated kayaking trip never panned out

  2. the investment scheme didn't quite pan out

Origin and Etymology of pan out

pan out Synonyms

Phrases

bear fruit, catch fire, deliver the goods, do the trick, go like clockwork;



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