Meaning of “by fair means or foul” in the English Dictionary

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"by fair means or foul" in British English

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by fair means or foul

If you try to achieve something by fair means or foul, you use any method you can to achieve it, even if it is not honest or fair.

(Definition of “by fair means or foul” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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