come out in the wash

Come out in the wash
If something will come out in the wash, it won't have any permanent negative effect.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • come out in the wash — 1. (of a stain, etc) to disappear on washing 2. To become intelligible, work out satisfactorily (figurative; informal) • • • Main Entry: ↑wash * * * informal be resolved eventually with no lasting harm he s not happy, but he assures me it ll all… …   Useful english dictionary

  • come out in the wash — ► come out in the wash informal be resolved eventually. Main Entry: ↑wash …   English terms dictionary

  • come out in the wash —    If something will come out in the wash, it won t have any permanent negative effect.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    This expression is used to tell someone not to worry about a mistake or problem because it won t have any serious… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • come out in the wash — in. to be dealt with in the normal chain of events. (As if someone were counseling someone who had caused a clothing stain.) □ All of these things will come out in the wash. D Whatever it is, it’ll come out in the wash. Don’t worry …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • come out in the wash — informal if something secret or unpleasant comes out in the wash, people discover the truth about it. They don t want the police to investigate, because they re afraid of what might come out in the wash …   New idioms dictionary

  • come out in the wash — verb Of problems or difficulties, to work out, resolve, or become understood eventually and naturally. It may look like a huge mess now, but I expect that it will all come out in the wash as time goes on …   Wiktionary

  • come out in the wash — become clear later, when the dust settles    We will soon know who did it. It will all come out in the wash …   English idioms

  • come out in the wash — informal be resolved eventually. → wash …   English new terms dictionary

  • Come out in the wash — sort itself over time …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • come out in the wash — Australian Slang sort itself over time …   English dialects glossary

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