six ways from Sunday

six 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 six ways from Sunday by the newcomer. We researched the case six ways from Sunday, but there didn't seem to be any way that we could win with the evidence at hand.
See also: six, Sunday, way
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We looked at this six ways from Sunday, and either way it will be an economic blow," he said.
Soon, very soon, large numbers of city workers are going to be fired and programs are going to be slashed or taxes will go even higher and homeowners will have to fork over whatever crumbs are left after getting hammered six ways from Sunday.
We've tested it six ways from Sunday, and we're ready for operation," he added.