i.e. in an irregular manner. “He did it any-how,” in a
careless, slovenly manner. “He went on any-how,” in a wild, reckless
manner. Any-how, you must manage it for me; by hook or crook;
at all events. (Old English, oenig-hú.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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