eight ways to Sunday

eight ways to 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 to Sunday by the newcomer. We researched the case eight ways to 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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A congressional official, also familiar with the CIA review, told Fox: "We have looked at this eight ways to Sunday.
You look at it eight ways to Sunday to see if you can somehow not affect the retailer and change his price page.