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English definition of “a means to an end”

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a means to an end

something you do in order to achieve something else: For me, going to college is just a means to an end, a way to get a better job.
Translations of “a means to an end”
in Chinese (Traditional) 達到目的的手段…
in Chinese (Simplified) 达到目的的手段…
(Definition of a means to an end from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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