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no matter how you slice it

Definition of no matter how you slice it

US informal

  1. —used to say that the truth of a statement is not changed or affected by the way a situation is thought about or described <Losing is disappointing no matter how you slice it.>



Word by Word Definitions

matterplay
  1. :  a subject under consideration

    :  a subject of disagreement or litigation

    :  the events or circumstances of a particular situation

  1. :  to form or discharge pus :  suppurate

    :  to be of importance :  signify

  1. :  in what manner or way

    :  for what reason :  why

    :  with what meaning :  to what effect

  1. :  the way or manner in which

    :  the state or condition in which

    :  that

  1. :  a question about manner or method

    :  manner, method

  1. :  the one or ones being addressed — compare thee, thou, ye, your, yours

    :  one

sliceplay
  1. :  to cut with or as if with a knife

    :  to stir or spread with a slice

    :  to hit (a ball) so that a slice results

  1. :  a thin flat piece cut from something

    :  a wedge-shaped piece (as of pie or cake)

    :  a spatula for spreading paint or ink


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