every which way
adverb Etymology: probably by folk etymology from Middle English everich way every way Date: 1824 1. in every direction 2. in a disorderly manner ; irregularly <
toys scattered about every which way
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  • every\ which\ way — • every which way • any which way In all directions. Bricks and boards were scattered in confusion on the ground every which way, just as they had fallen after the tornado. Compare: helter skelter …   Словарь американских идиом

  • every which way — ► every which way informal 1) in all directions. 2) by all available means. Main Entry: ↑every …   English terms dictionary

  • every which way — adverb 1. in a random manner (Freq. 1) the houses were randomly scattered bullets were fired into the crowd at random • Syn: ↑randomly, ↑indiscriminately, ↑haphazardly, ↑willy nilly, ↑arbitrarily …   Useful english dictionary

  • every which way — adverb a) All over; in every direction. The kids got to the park and ran every which way. b) In all sorts of ways or manners. You cant keep doing it every which way if you want a consistent result …   Wiktionary

  • every which way — also[any which way] In all directions. * /Bricks and boards were scattered in confusion on the ground every which way, just as they had fallen after the tornado./ Compare HELTER SKELTER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • every which way — also[any which way] In all directions. * /Bricks and boards were scattered in confusion on the ground every which way, just as they had fallen after the tornado./ Compare HELTER SKELTER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • every which way — American & Australian, informal in many different directions. The documents lay scattered every which way on his desk …   New idioms dictionary

  • every which way — informal in all directions. ↘by all available means. → every …   English new terms dictionary

  • every which way — adv. all over, in all directions; in all types of ways; randomly; helter skelter, haphazardly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • every which way — idi in all directions; in disorganized fashion …   From formal English to slang

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