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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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