ways and means

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plural noun
legislation, methods, and means of raising revenue for the use of the government.
methods and means of accomplishing or paying for something.
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Origin of ways and means

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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British Dictionary definitions for ways and means

ways and means

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