whichever way you slice it

whichever way you slice it

No matter how you consider it. Often emphasizes the speaker's opinion. Whichever way you slice it, Mr. Smith is guilty. I forgot my textbook in my locker last night so, whichever way you slice, I'm going to fail this test!
See also: slice, way
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Whichever way you slice it, the general 11/10 for a home win seems skinny, with defensive frailty such a prominent factor last Sunday.