Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) to finally arrive or come to be in a place or situation
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How did you end up studying engineering?
To 'end up' is a phrasal verb used to talk about how something 'turned out' or how something or someone came to be in a particular place or moment in time. It is used frequently to talk about the status of a project or a person's circumstances and is related to the expression 'came to be'.
Social Examples (Basic)
I never thought I would end up working as an artist.
I always wanted to end up living back in Greece before I retired.
Professional Examples (Advance)
Can you tell me how we ended up conceding so much in this negotiation?
Our first strategy didn't work so we ended up resorting to plan B.
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