all roads lead to rome

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all roads lead to Rome

Many different methods will produce the same result. For example, So long as you meet the deadline, I don't care how much help you getall roads lead to Rome. Based on the fact that the Roman Empire's excellent road system radiated from the capital like the spokes of a wheel, this metaphor was already being used in the 1100s.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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