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14th December 2017

Work things out

We use this expression to talk about finding a solution to a problem.
Usage
Written: 
Yes
Spoken: 
Yes
Formal: 
No
Informal: 
Yes
Example 1
The problem is he wants to go back to Germany, but she wants to stay here.
Yes, I know. I hope they can work things out.
Example 2
I'm afraid I'm not happy. I need a bigger room, and one with internet access.
OK, sir. I am sure we can work things out for you.