pan out - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive] informal
present tense
I/you/we/theypan out
he/she/itpans out
present participlepanning out
past tensepanned out
past participlepanned out
  1. if a situation pans out in a particular way, it develops in that way

    Let’s see how things pan out before we decide.

See also main entry: pan