eight ways from Sunday

eight ways from Sunday

Thoroughly or completely; in every possible way; from every conceivable angle. Everyone had their money on the reigning champion, but he was beaten eight ways from Sunday by the newcomer. We researched the case eight ways from Sunday, but there didn't seem to be any way that we could win with the evidence at hand.
See also: eight, Sunday, way
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The RHT Model 2000 is adjustable eight ways from Sunday -- for cant, angle, drop, left-hand or right-hand, up and down, barrel length, you name it.
Bursting at the seams, (Gungrave: Overdose) has been jacked up eight ways from Sunday with more characters, more levels, and more movies and all that adds up to plenty more heavy metal-infused action," says Ed Lewis, Associate Editor of IGN.