To achieve an agreement, esp by compromise: We'll just stay at it until we work something out
[1970s+; found by 1849 in the sense ''to solve'']
If they can work something out there, even then I think a broader solution is a pretty tall order, no?
Give us a list of teams you'd approve and we'll work something out within two weeks.
And Goldman, well, the bank really has no choice but to work something out that will keep Endemol operating as a going concern.
I have sufficient memoranda to work something out of by and by.
Although he is half insane now he is trying to work something out.
Gerd was at the desk, spoiling notepaper in an effort to work something out by symbolic logic.
Then he laid it back on his desk and said: "Try the Sunday people; they might work something out of it."
When I want to work, to work something out, no Daimon helps my soul; no—it feels quite helpless, and drifts into dreaminess.
This brooding individual who did nothing but stare at me as if he were trying to work something out!