ways and means of

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - ways and means of

"ways and means of"

methods and resources needed to achieve something


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - ways and means of

A group of citizens is having a meeting ...

Citizen 1:  I think we all agree that our urban community needs more green spaces and parks for our children.

Citizen 2:  Yes, we are all agreed.  How are we going to make more parks?

Citizen 1:  I suppose that we need to talk about the resources we could access as well as the actual mechanics of creating these spaces.

Citizen 3:  I propose that we each take an area and come up with possible ways and means of creating more green spaces in our community.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - ways and means of

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  I'm thinking about buying a used car but I have no idea where to begin.

Friend 2:  There are plenty of ways and means of getting information on used car buying.

Friend 1:  For example?

Friend 2:  I have a mechanic friend you could talk to. There are various resources on the internet to study how to buy a used car. You might also just have a look at the for sale ads for used cars in the newspaper to start to get an idea of price ranges.

ways and means of - Usage:


ways and means of - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for ways and means of.

ways and means of - Examples:

1)  The Political Dimension of Community: The political dimension of community is its various ways and means of allocating power, influence and decision making.

2)  Whereas the ways and means of forming a surrogacy agreement and carrying the pregnancy are fairly straightforward affairs ...

3)  In their place would appear viable and legitimate ways and means of addressing violence, of which Norway's response appears one example.

4)  He said that it was indeed most appropriate trying to find ways and means of strengthening implementation of the 18th Amendment. 

5)  This was the primary ways and means of the commercial empire the French built; an empire over which the ...

6)  They have hastened developments so they have to devise ways and means of procuring increased supplies.

7)  ... soon find themselves out of favour and out of a job. There are ways and means of dealing with stress issues as hopefully will have been highlighted above.

8)  For these reasons it is important for companies to find ways and means of engaging with all their stakeholders, including share-owners whose willingness to hold ...

9)  ... but what I am trying to say is that there are ways and means of sorting out incidents on a cricket field.

10)  Seminars on ways and means of sensitizing land-users to problems of ecosystem degradation, including desertification ...

11)  Once the purpose is defined, it's all about ways and means of attaining it.

12)  Bush asked the nation's governors to gather to consider ways and means of improving education.

13)  The talks focused on ways and means of strengthening bilateral relations between Morocco and these countries ...

14)  Among these churches we find various ways and means of becoming a member of them.

15)  ... we have to find ways and means of making what we have, work for us.

16)  The principal motivation for his research is to identify ways and means of reducing extinctions and mitigating the worst ravages of global change.

17)  If we try to restrict ways and means of communicating then we fail to acknowledge them as human beings.

18)  For the very rich there were always ways and means of holding onto a position of privilege. 

19)  I believe this is an important occasion for all of us to contemplate ways and means of improving the functioning of the institutions of our democratic polity.

20)  Delegations of Muslim and Hindu leaders called on him everyday to discuss ways and means of restoring normalcy in the capital.