ways and means

ways and means

noun plural

: the methods and tools used for doing something

Ways and Means : a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives that is in charge of taxes, trade issues, government debt, etc.

Full Definition of WAYS AND MEANS

:  methods and resources for accomplishing something and especially for defraying expenses
often capitalized W&M
a :  methods and resources for raising the necessary revenues for the expenses of a nation or state
b :  a legislative committee concerned with this function

First Known Use of WAYS AND MEANS

15th century


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