Definition of “the end justifies the means” - English Dictionary

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“the end justifies the means” in British English

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the end justifies the means

saying

said about a situation in which the final aim is so important that any way of achieving it is acceptable

(Definition of “the end justifies the means” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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