Although his efforts never seemed to pan out, viewers nevertheless were rooting for the unlikely pair.
But other parents make different risk/benefit calculations for their kids, which pan out OK for almost all of them.
Similarly, much of the policy rhetoric coming from Washington focuses on fears of incipient inflation that have yet to pan out.
Producers, he says, like to pan out from the glass-topped anchor desks to get a shot of the leggy correspondents.
Barkeley came up with the idea for The Daily Currant after a few other career tracks failed to pan out.
It remained to be seen how the twirlers would "pan out" under fire.
That flashlight business is going to pan out just great, I can see.
It lacked considerable of being half a cord, but I filled in a lot of rotten chunks to make it pan out fifty cents worth.
They have to pan out what they get, and it hurts their tender hands.
And perhaps that one little chance might pan out; he had known of stranger things happening, in his own experience.
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).
"to wash gravel or sand in a pan in search of gold," 1839, from pan (n.); thus to pan out "turn out, succeed" (1868) is a figurative use of this (literal sense from 1849). The meaning "criticize severely" is from 1911, probably from the notion in contemporary slang expressions such as on the pan "under reprimand or criticism" (1923). Related: Panned; panning.
"follow with a camera," 1913 shortening of panoramic in panoramic camera (1878). Meaning "to swing from one object to another in a scene" is from 1931. Related: Panned; panning.
Arcadian shepherd god with upper body of a man and horns and lower part like a goat, late 14c., a god of the woods and fields, from Latin, from Greek Pan. Klein says perhaps cognate with Sanskrit pusan, a Vedic god, guardian and multiplier of cattle and other human possessions, literally "nourisher." Similarity to pan "all" (see pan-) led to his being regarded as a personification of nature. Pan-pipe, upon which he supposedly played, is attested from 1820.
The Greek god of flocks, forests, meadows, and shepherds. He had the horns and feet of a goat. Pan frolicked about the landscape, playing delightful tunes.
Note: Pan's musical instrument was a set of reed pipes, the “pipes of Pan.”
Note: According to legend, Pan was the source of scary noises in the wilderness at night. Fright at these noises was called “panic.”
To be productive; succeed; pay off: Ryan thought about what he'd be living with if the FBI profile panned out
[1868+; fr the practice of panning gold in river sediments]
To criticize severely and adversely; derogate harshly; roast: The Daily Worker panned his first novel (1909+)
[noun sense 2 and verb sense fr the fact that roasting is done in a pan]
: a pan shot
To move the camera across a visual field to give a panoramic effect or follow something moving
[1922+ Movie studio; fr panorama]
a vessel of metal or earthenware used in culinary operations; a cooking-pan or frying-pan frequently referred to in the Old Testament (Lev. 2:5; 6:21; Num. 11:8; 1 Sam. 2:14, etc.). The "ash-pans" mentioned in Ex. 27:3 were made of copper, and were used in connection with the altar of burnt-offering. The "iron pan" mentioned in Ezek. 4:3 (marg., "flat plate " or "slice") was probably a mere plate of iron used for baking. The "fire-pans" of Ex. 27:3 were fire-shovels used for taking up coals. The same Hebrew word is rendered "snuff-dishes" (25:38; 37:23) and "censers" (Lev. 10:1; 16:12; Num. 4:14, etc.). These were probably simply metal vessels employed for carrying burning embers from the brazen altar to the altar of incense. The "frying-pan" mentioned in Lev. 2:7; 7:9 was a pot for boiling.