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one way or another

somehow. Tom: Can we fix this radio, or do I have to buy a new one? Mary: Don't fret! We'll get it repaired one way or another. John: I think we're lost. Alice: Don't worry. We'll get there one way or another.
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one way or another

using any method available One way or another, I'm going to finish this job by next week.
Usage notes: usually used when you know something will happen or get done, but you do not know exactly how
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one way or another

Also, one way or the other. Somehow, in some fashion, as in One way or another I'm sure we'll meet again, or He wasn't sure how to go about building a wall, but he was sure he would manage in one way or the other . [Mid-1500s]
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And in a statement that could be interpreted in more than one ways, the Finance Ministry said yesterday that at the meeting in Doha each side "asked for specific data pending the final outcome.
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