somehow or other

Definition of somehow or other

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.

Word by Word Definitions

somehow play
  1. : in one way or another not known or designated : by some means

other play
  1. : being the one (as of two or more) remaining or not included

  2. : being the one or ones distinct from that or those first mentioned or implied

  3. : second

  1. : one that remains of two or more

  2. : a thing opposite to or excluded by something else

  3. : a different or additional one

  1. : one of two that remains

  2. : each preceding one

  3. : a different or additional one

  1. : otherwise


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