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一分钟英语:To Pan Out

一分钟英语:To Pan Out

English in a Minute – To Pan Out:成行

Welcome to English in a Minute!

This is a pan. We use it to cook.

Maybe Anna and Jonathan are planning a dinner party.

To Pan Out

Jonathan, do you have plans for spring break yet?

I'm supposed to visit friends in Europe.

But with travel restrictions and all, I'll have to see how things pan out.

Well, if Europe doesn't pan out, come to my aunt's house.

She's super mean, but she has tons of chickens.

Thanks, Anna.

To pan out means to happen or develop.

Some things pan out the way you hope. But other things don't.

This phrase comes from gold mining.

People use special pans to search for gold in flowing water.

And that's English in a Minute!