pan out


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1 to come to be
  • the eagerly anticipated kayaking trip never panned out

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2 to turn out as planned or desired
  • the investment scheme didn't quite pan out

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The first known use of pan out was in 1868

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“Pan out.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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