One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Happen as one arranged or intended.‘if all goes according to plan, this money can be used as seed capital for a new business’
- ‘‘After all these delays I was so pleased that I never worried, and everything went according to plan,’ he said.’
- ‘An East Lancashire economic leader today said that, if things went according to plan, work on the site could start within 15 months and the course could be complete in 2008.’
- ‘This festive season, Sofia will be bathed in light if the decoration arrangements of the Sofia municipality go according to plan.’
- ‘As a project manager, I know too well that when you operate in a tight time frame, no matter how much you plan, nothing goes according to plan.’
- ‘The president and her family were on hand all day to make sure that everything went according to plan - even going as far as bringing umbrellas to some golfers who didn't like the rain!’
- ‘Everything had been planned for and everything went according to plan.’
- ‘Security officials say everything went according to plan.’
- ‘But the married father-of-three, who has 22 years' experience, is confident that arrangements will go according to plan.’
- ‘The first combination that set off brought down the telephone wires in Steeple Ashton but after that there was more room and it all went according to plan.’
- ‘For the next few years things went according to plan, and then in the year 1854, passengers on the ship Blanche were found to be suffering from cholera.’
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