Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

end up

end up
Meaning(s)
1) to finally arrive or come to be in a place or situation
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • How did you end up studying engineering?
  • Analysis
    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)
    1. I never thought I would end up working as an artist.
    2. I always wanted to end up living back in Greece before I retired.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. Can you tell me how we ended up conceding so much in this negotiation?
    2. Our first strategy didn't work so we ended up resorting to plan B.
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