Meaning of “one way or another” in the English Dictionary

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"one way or another" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “one way or another” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"one way or another" in American English

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one way or another

using any method possible:

These bills have to be paid one way or another.

(Definition of “one way or another” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)