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ways and means

noun
1.
legislation, methods, and means of raising revenue for the use of the government.
2.
methods and means of accomplishing or paying for something.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English
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ways and means

plural noun
1.
the revenues and methods of raising the revenues needed for the functioning of a state or other political unit
2.
(usually capital) a standing committee of the US House of Representatives that supervises all financial legislation
3.
the methods and resources for accomplishing some purpose
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