Idiom: by hook or by crook

Definition: to accomplish something using any method available, especially creative or unusual methods


We have no money left in the training budget, but this course is important. We will sponsor the training, whatever it takes. We will do it by hook or by crook.

I was lazy, and did not study hard for the test. If I fail this class, I won’t graduate. I promise, I will pass this class, by hook or by crook.


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