turn out all right

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turn out all right

1. To have an agreeable, acceptable, or successful outcome, especially in the face of difficulties or setbacks. I know things have been hard while you're looking for work, but everything will turn out all right, I promise. I was a little worried about how the movie would be, given its troubled production, but I'm happy to say it turned out all right.
2. To be or become a well-adjusted, healthy, or capable adult. Everyone is so obsessed with feeding their kids nothing but organic fruit and vegetables—I was raised on a diet of sugary cereals and fast food, and I turned out all right! You're going to make mistakes, but as long as you give your kids unconditional love and do your best, they'll turn out all right.
See also: all, out, right, turn

turn out all right

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.
See also: all, out, right, turn