be a success
"The idea panned out"
pan, pan out, pan off(verb)
wash dirt in a pan to separate out the precious minerals
pan out(v. i.)
v. i. To succeed; as, the project didn't pan out.
To separate and recover (valuable minerals) by swirling dirt or crushed rock in a pan of water, in the manner of a traditional prospector seeking gold.
To succeed; to proceed according to plan; to result or end up.
The numerical value of pan out in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of pan out in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If that doesn't pan out, a sale to a foreign manufacturer is also an option.
It's true that too often past trade deals have been sold to the American people with rosy scenarios that didn't pan out.
But our position on this is that we consider this as a potential future issue to be considered depending on how things pan out.
Neuroscience seemed like the way to go but it didn't pan out. In order to rehabilitate the broken mind, my soul must be eviscerated. I could not sacrifice my soul to have a 'normal' mind.
What is unknown is whether the economic situation will pan out as we see it, we've had a few surprises recently, but the trajectory of monetary policy and growth is leading in that direction.
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