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one way or another

( also one way or the other)
B2 in some way that is not stated: Everyone at the party was related (in) one way or another. B2 in any way that is possible: These bills have to be paid one way or another. We have to make a decision one way or another about what needs to be done.
Translations of “one way or another”
in Chinese (Traditional) 以某種方式, 無論如何,無論怎樣…
in Chinese (Simplified) 以某种方式, 无论如何,无论怎样…
(Definition of one way or another from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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