one way and/or another/the other

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 the other

1. Between two different possible options. The two applicants are so close in their experience, but we've got to choose one way or the other.
2. By any means necessary or possible. One way or the other, I'm going to see that concert next week!
See also: one, other, way
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

(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.
See also: and, another, one, other, way
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