Definition of in the event in English:

in the event

phrase

  • As it turns (or turned) out.

    ‘he was sent on this important and, in the event, quite fruitless mission’
    • ‘I fear reports of my being shot are premature, though in the event there will a long list of suspects.’
    • ‘His money talked rather more eloquently, in the event, than he ever did.’
    • ‘The prophesied cuts in services turned out, in the event, to be incorrect.’
    • ‘He sought a winner's medal at last but, in the event, had to settle for less.’
    • ‘I am happy to report that, in the event, the warm-up exercise worked rather well.’
    as it turned out, as it happened, in the end
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