no matter how you slice it
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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]
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Words nearby no matter how you slice it
nomarch, nomarchy, no-mark, no-mates, no matter, no matter how you slice it, nombles, nombril, Nom. Cap., nom de guerre, nom de plume
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