turn out to be (something)


used to say that something or someone eventually becomes something or is found to have a particular identity, quality, ability, etc.
The play turned out to be a success.
The animal in the bushes turned out to be a cat.

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“Turn out to be (something).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turn%20out%20to%20be%20%28something%29. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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