any way you slice it

Definition of any way you slice it

US, informal
used to say that the truth of a statement is not changed or affected by the way a situation is thought about or described
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Word by Word Definitions

way play
  1. : a thoroughfare for travel or transportation from place to place

  2. : an opening for passage

  3. : the course traveled from one place to another : route

  1. : of, connected with, or constituting an intermediate point on a route

  1. : by a long distance : to a considerable degree or extent : far

  2. : by far : much

  3. : very

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

  2. : one

slice play
  1. : to cut with or as if with a knife

  2. : to stir or spread with a slice

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

  1. : a thin flat piece cut from something

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

  3. : a spatula for spreading paint or ink


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