somehow or other

idiom

used when the specific details about how something is or was done are not important or have been forgotten
Somehow or other, we managed to get all of the boxes into the car.

Examples of somehow or other in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sooner or later, somehow or other, Trump or no Trump, the United States will try to stop China’s rise. Andrew J. Nathan, Foreign Affairs, 8 Dec. 2017 Just who is behind the death of Burke Dennings, an obnoxious British film director who has somehow or other plunged from the window of a Georgetown rowhouse? Louis Bayard, Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2023 But somehow or other, the general public didn’t get that feeling that the vulnerable are really, really heavily weighted toward the elderly. Steve Mollman, Fortune, 30 Apr. 2023

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“Somehow or other.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/somehow%20or%20other. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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