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What does this sentence mean?
His lawyer persuaded Jack to plead guilty, but the court merely put him on probation; all's well that ends well .
Thanks a lot
Thanks a lot, but does the term make sense in the original sentence?
Thanks a lot, my friends.
But the sentence is really beyond my comprehension, I looked up the term created by W.Shakespeare, and also I got some sentences talking about the term, but this one is really an ambugious one.
If a situation that could have ended badly ends comparatively well, then all's well that ends well. Bhaisahab explained how this could be applied to your original situation. What do you find ambiguous?
According to the definition, the definition of this famous saying is:
An event that has a good ending is good even if some things went wrong along the way.
If the definition is correct, let us look at the original sentence provided by dictionary.reference.com
His lawyer persuaded Jack to plead guilty, but the court merely put him on probation; all's well that ends well
I don't know what "his" means in the sentence, does it mean "Jack's lawyer"?
Does "end's well" mean "He merely was put on probation" while "all's well" mean "His lawyer persuaded Jack to plead guilty."?
I feel confusing, sorry.
Did everything end well? Yes. Fine, then all's well!
Everything's OK; it's all Hunky Dory; it's sweet; she's apples; No problemo.
If it end's well, you don't have to pick over the event to see what "all's well" refers to. That is exactly what the saying means. It means "all, everything, things in general".
Note that you don't have to agree that "all's well simply because it ends well" to understand the phrase.
Thanks a lot, I guess I understand the phrase, but I don't know how to understand the sentence, to see the relation between plead guilty and put on probation. Can you tell me more?