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no matter how you slice it

Regardless of how a situation is analyzed, viewed, or portrayed, the truth of it remains unchanged. No matter how you slice it, the drastically lower sales numbers this year are bad news for the company's prospects for growth.
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no matter how you slice it

Fig. no matter what your perspective is; no matter how you try to portray something. No matter how you slice it, the results of the meeting present all sorts of problems for the office staff.
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no matter how you slice it

Regardless of how one views something, as in No matter how you slice it, he's still guilty of perjury. This expression uses slice in the sense of "cut apart." [Colloquial; first half of 1900s]
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slice the pie, to

To share the profits. This metaphor has largely replaced the early-twentieth-century slice of the melon, but exists side by side with the more literal piece of the action. It comes from nineteenth-century America. T. N. Page used a version in Red Rock (1898): “Does he want to keep all the pie for himself?” And the Boston Sunday Herald (1967): “An appellate court victory . . . cut Weymouth’s total property valuation . . . to give the town a bigger slice of the sales tax pie.” A related term, no matter how you slice it, is a twentieth-century Americanism meaning “no matter how you look at it.” Carl Sandburg used it in The People, Yes (1936): “No matter how thick or how thin you slice it it’s still baloney.”
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They're starting to slice the pie that's starting to affect their ability to deliver health benefits and afford those benefits for the future," Siekerka said.View the full article from NJBIZ at http://www.njbiz.com/article/20181030/NJBIZ01/181039983/nj-employers-struggling-to-maintain-health-coverage-njbia-survey-finds.
To slice the pie another way, if every Kenyan spends just 10 per cent of their time per year in unproductive follow-up, waiting for others and other time-wasting tactics, the cost to the economy is a massive Sh700 billion per year.
"Bago pa ho naparating itong sinasabi ninyong lakihan ang slice, mukha hong lumaki na iyong slice maski na hindi pa natin ini-slice ulit 'yung pie [Before even proposing a bigger slice, the slice has already expanded without having to slice the pie again]," Aquino added.
As banks and investment firms slice the pie of large corporates into smaller and smaller pieces, many have begun looking to vast, and largely untapped, market of smaller businesses.
Don't Walk recently beat a thousand other bands in an internet competition called Slice The Pie which won them a pounds 15,000 prize to record their first album due for release later this year.
They are instead determining how to slice the pie between themselves.
You slice the pie into thinner pieces, and that's bound to cause concern among those sitting at the table."
When the "U Slice the Pie" road show blows up the Pentagon, it uses compressed air, not dynamite.
"We don't want to work with biotechnology firms that want to slice the pie too thin.