somehow or other

somehow

[suhm-hou]
adverb
1.
in some way not specified, apparent, or known.
Idioms
2.
somehow or other, in an undetermined way; by any means possible: She was determined to finish college somehow or other.

Origin:
1655–65; some + how1

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somehow (ˈsʌmˌhaʊ)
 
adv
1.  in some unspecified way
2.  Also: somehow or other by any means that are necessary

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