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by all manner of means

1. In any way possible, regardless of risk or expense. This client would bring in enough money to save the company. We've got to land their contract by all manner of means. Lawmakers have tried by all manner of means to fix this issue throughout the years.
2. dated Certainly; absolutely. A: "Father, may I invite my dear friend Mina to the banquet?" B: "Yes, of course, my dear, by all manner of means." Please, by all manner of means request aid from His Lordship. We are in desperate need of his help.
See also: all, by, manner, mean, of
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by all manner of means

In every possible way. The phrase all manner of has meant “all sorts of ” since the 1700s, so basically this redundant-sounding cliché would mean “by all sorts of methods.” However, the same sense could be achieved in “by all means”—that is, “by all methods.”
See also: all, by, manner, mean, of
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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