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one way or another

By some means; no matter what. Don't worry, one way or another, we'll find out who did this to your family. Well, one way or another someone is going to pay for these damages!
See also: another, one, way

one way or another

somehow. Tom: Can we fix this radio, or do I have to buy a new one? Mary: Don't fret! We'll get it repaired one way or another. John: I think we're lost. Alice: Don't worry. We'll get there one way or another.
See also: another, one, way

one way or another

Also, one way or the other. Somehow, in some fashion, as in One way or another I'm sure we'll meet again, or He wasn't sure how to go about building a wall, but he was sure he would manage in one way or the other . [Mid-1500s]
See also: another, one, way

(in) ˌone way and/or aˈnother/the ˈother

in various different ways now considered together: One way and another we had a very good time when we were students.
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At least I got to do yoga and learn a million and one ways to cook lentils.
Being the man who documented the unfolding of the events that led to the formation of a fledgling nation, through to the throes of its early struggles, its massive strides towards modernity and its astounding success, Shukla is a pioneer in more than one ways.
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All the slick 'ball on elastic' passing and 'goal every time' frailties are gone, now there are mad scrambles for balls, clumsy stumbles, missed headers and a million and one ways to miss the target.
And this realization, coupled with the softening markets is beginning to take its toll in more than one ways.
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There exists a book in the Central Library (An Historical Curiosity - One hundred and forty one ways of spelling Birmingham - published in 1880) listing 141 ways of spelling Birmingham.
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I'm not going to tell my grandmother how to cook eggs, but there are a thousand and one ways with an egg that you may not have considered.
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And I'm always looking for a billion and one ways to express that very personal emotion.
After finding that they had put in a lot of one ways, bus lanes and no entry signs I spent about 30 minutes and five circles around Bradford before I abandoned this part of my trip.