ways and means
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- methods and resources at the disposal of a person, company, etc.
- methods of raising money; specif., such methods, including legislation, in government
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plural nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Methods and resources available to accomplish an end, especially to meet expenses.
- Methods and means, especially legislation, for raising revenue needed by a government.