ways and means


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ways and means

The methods by which something is accomplished or attained, especially in relation to finances. We're here to discuss the goals of the project, not the ways and means. Funding and a plan will come later.
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ways and means

the methods and resources at someone's disposal for achieving something.
In the British parliamentary system this phrase is used specifically of the various methods of raising government revenue.
1982 Frank McGuinness The Factory Girls He said too he couldn't afford opposition and there were ways and means of getting rid of it. Everybody thinks there's definitely going to be redundancies and pay-offs.
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ˌways and ˈmeans

the methods and materials available for doing something: ‘How will you get the money?’ ‘Don’t worry, there are ways and means.’
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