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That flashlight business is going to pan out just great, I can see.

They have to pan out what they get, and it hurts their tender hands.

I'm willin' to gamble those claims of his'll pan out some day.

You just couldn't tell ahead of time that a thing wasn't going to pan out.

All he has to do is to go to some lease and pan out breakfast money.

This will conduct the water from the pan out onto the cloth.

Not here; but the passengers may pan out well if we run 'em through the mill.

She slipped the pan out from under the sheets, and put it into a compartment of the cart.

How does that pan out for a lovely bit of feminine consistency?

We newspaper men have them, you know, and once in a while they pan out.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English panne, earlier ponne (Mercian) "pan," from West Germanic *panna "pan" (cf. Old Norse panna, Old Frisian panne, Middle Dutch panne, Dutch pan, Old Low German panna, Old High German phanna, German pfanne), probably an early borrowing (4c. or 5c.) from Vulgar Latin *patna, from Latin patina "shallow pan, dish, stewpan," from Greek patane "plate, dish," from PIE *pet-ano-, from root *pete- "to spread" (see pace (n.)). Irish panna probably is from English, and Lithuanian pana is from German.

Used of pan-shaped parts of mechanical apparatus from c.1590; hence flash in the pan, a figurative use from early firearms, where a pan held the priming (and the gunpowder might "flash," but no shot ensue). To go out of the (frying) pan into the fire is first found in Spenser (1596).

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