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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: how, matter, no, slice
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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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.

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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"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.
They are instead determining how to slice the pie between themselves.
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