turn out all right


Also, 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 pan out; work out.

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“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
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