no matter how you slice it
Regardless of how one views something, as in No matter how you slice it, he's still guilty of perjury. This expression uses slice in the sense of “cut apart.” [Colloquial; first half of 1900s]
How Do You Spell Chanukah (Or Is It Hanukkah)?Hanukkah has commenced. So has Chanukah, Hannukah, Hannukkah, and Channukah. Why is this Jewish holiday, also known as the Festival of Lights, spelled in so many ways?
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