one way or the other


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one way or the other

1. which of two possibilities will happen or be chosen They've had a week to think about it, and now they must decide one way or the other. It doesn't really matter to me one way or the other.
2. whatever method is used One way or the other, this project must be finished by March first. Related vocabulary: in any case
See also: one, other, way

one way or the other

  also one way or another
if you say that you will do something or that something will happen one way or the other, you are determined to do it or that it will happen, although you do not know exactly how One way or the other, I'm going to finish this job next week.
See also: one, other, way

one way or the other

if you have to decide one way or the other, you must choose between two possibilities They've had a week to think about it and now they must decide one way or the other. It doesn't really matter to me one way or the other. (= it is not important to me which possibility is chosen)
See also: one, other, way