One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Come to the end of a period of time or undertaking.‘I could well see out my career in Italy’
- ‘He has two years left on his deal, and intends to see them out at the very least.’
- ‘I don't think that Kevin is doing anything other than he should do at the moment and that's seeing his contract out.’
- ‘We'll be seeing the week out with these betting odds, starting today with the chances that they have of getting a number one record in 2006.’
- ‘They have been an integral part of the squad for the last two years and, although their careers are coming to an end, it's great that they're seeing them out with their home-town club.’
- ‘If the supporters are being honest they can see that I give 100 per cent and I'm not just here to see my contract out and then leave.’
- ‘The speculation will now flare again over O'Neill being headhunted as the replacement to Fergie, whether he goes in the summer, or in the unlikely event that he sees his contract out.’
- ‘Pollock was caught at backward point, but they saw the remaining balls out without losing their wickets.’
- ‘I have three and a half years left on my contract here and I am expecting to see them out.’
- ‘Sam has done a fantastic job and we hope he stays to see his contract out at Bolton.’
2Continue to work on or be involved with a task or project until it is completed.
- ‘If he sees his current deal out, the hugely popular figure with the Aberdeen legions would be in line to be the club's first testimonial recipient since the 1990s.’
- ‘We work on possession drills every day in training and have got to find the composure to see games out and kill teams off.’
- ‘Whether she has the patience to see it out remains to be seen.’
- ‘They gave me the option of finishing up today; or seeing it out until Wednesday of next week.’
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