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turn out all right

work out all right
. Succeed, as in
The new cover turned out all right
, or
We're hoping their vacation will work out all right
. The first term uses
turn out
in the sense of “result”; the variant uses
work out
in the sense of “proceed so as to produce a certain outcome,” a usage dating from the later 1800s. Also see
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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