work things out

work things out

To work to resolve some unpleasant or undesirable situation. We tried working things out, but the relationship was beyond saving. Gary wants to bring all the departments in on Monday to work things out.
See also: out, thing, work

work things out

to improve one's state gradually by solving a series of problems. If we sit down and talk this over, I am sure we can work things out.
See also: out, thing, work