Meaning of “by hook or by crook” in the English Dictionary

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"by hook or by crook" in British English

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by hook or by crook

by any method possible:

I decided I was going to get that job by hook or by crook.

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

"by hook or by crook" in American English

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by hook or by crook

using any method possible:

We’ll get there by hook or by crook.

(Definition of “by hook or by crook” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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