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what(ever) will be, will be
Let whatever was meant or fated to happen come to pass; there is no use in regretting or resisting what one cannot control. I'm really hoping that I get this job, but whatever will be, will be. I'm afraid there's no more the doctors can do for your wife. At this point, what will be, will be.
See also: will
whatever it takes
Anything necessary to complete a task or goal, usually with a sense of reckless abandon. I will do whatever it takes to get this promotion—even making sure that co-workers' blunders get back to the boss. Their team is more skilled than ours, so we'll have to do whatever it takes to win this game.
what must be, must be
Whatever is meant or predestined to happen will happen; there is no use in regretting or resisting what one cannot control. I'm really hoping that I get this job, but what must be, must be.
whatever floats (one's) boat
Whatever makes one happy; whatever interests or excites (one). Most often heard as "whatever floats your boat." A: "What do you want for dinner?" B: "Whatever floats your boat, I'm not even hungry." Katelyn does whatever floats her boat without worrying about what other people think of her.
What must be, must be.and What(ever) will be, will be.
Prov. If something is fated to happen, you cannot stop it from happening.; You cannot foretell the future. Harry hoped for many months that he would regain the use of his legs after the accident, but it soon became apparent that he would not. "What must be, must be," he thought resignedly. I'd like to win the contest, but I can't be sure that I will. What will be, will be. The doctors have done all they can. Whatever will be, will be.
Whatever turns you on.
1. Inf. Whatever pleases or excites you is okay. Mary: Do you mind if I buy some of these flowers? Bill: Whatever turns you on. Mary: I just love to hear a raucous saxophone play some smooth jazz. Bob: Whatever turns you on, baby.
2. . Inf. a comment implying that it is strange to get so excited about something. (Essentially sarcastic.) Bob: I just go wild whenever I see pink gloves on a woman. I don't understand it. Bill: Whatever turns you on. Jane: You see, I never told anybody this, but whenever I see snow falling, I just go sort of mushy inside. Sue: Weird, Jane, weird. But, whatever turns you on.
for all one is worth
1. To the utmost of one's power or ability, as in Coming onto the homestretch she ran for all she was worth. [Second half of 1800s]
2. for all or for what it's worth ; for whatever it's worth. Even though it may not be important or valuable. For example, Here's my opinion, for what it's worth, or For whatever it's worth I've decided to take the train. [Late 1800s]
Whatnot, or any other thing that might be mentioned, as in They've stocked wine, beer, soda, or whatever, or You can stay or leave, or whatever. [Early 1900s]
whatever you ˈsay(spoken) used to agree to somebody’s suggestion because you do not want to argue: ‘Just do it now!’ ‘Whatever you say.’
what/whatever somebody says, ˈgoes(informal, often humorous) when a particular person in authority gives an order, this order must be obeyed: Sarah wanted the kitchen painted green, and whatever she says, goes. ♢ Don’t argue with me. I’m the boss here and what I say goes.
or whatˈever(spoken) or something of a similar type: It’s the same in any situation: in a prison, hospital or whatever.
whatˈever you doused to warn somebody not to do something under any circumstances: Don’t tell Paul, whatever you do!
mod. I don’t care; it doesn’t matter which choice; whatever you want. Q: I have chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, kiwi, and lime. Which do you want? A: Oh, whatever.
whatever turns you onand whatever floats your boat
tv. whatever excites you or interests you. (Main entry was said originally about sexual matters.) I can’t stand that kind of music, but whatever turns you on. Ketchup on hot dogs! Yuck! But whatever floats your boat.