Definition of every which way in US English:

every which way

phrase

informal
  • 1In all directions.

    ‘you can see cracks moving every which way’
    • ‘His dirty-blond hair was horribly messy as usual, curling every which way, looking like he didn't even comb it in the morning.’
    • ‘Arms aloft, hips swaying, feet shuffling every which way, he was the talk of the dance floor at York's Gallery Nightclub.’
    • ‘Since the anger is usually directed every which way, it will soon exhaust itself.’
    • ‘The creatures flew every which way, and there were several loud cracks as bones broke from their landing.’
    • ‘There was a general confusion and people rushed every which way.’
    • ‘The branches of this 20-to 30-foot tree twist and turn every which way, and its catkins are prominent.’
    • ‘All Sarah could see was feet running every which way, panicking.’
    • ‘I hopped up quickly, cautiously moving around, rolling my eyes in every direction, turning my head every which way.’
    • ‘Bullets ricocheted off the walls and hurried foot steps went every which way in the mass confusion.’
    • ‘He started to direct traffic, his arms flailing every which way, until the bus could maneuver into a passing lane.’
    1. 1.1 By all available means.
      ‘since then he has tried every which way to avoid contact with his ex’
      • ‘You can argue that every which way, and people do.’
      • ‘Now 84 years old, he keeps embarrassing us every which way.’
      • ‘In spite of the barrage of questions regarding development of airports in Kerala, all that he promised was to contribute to Kerala's development in every which way that he could.’
      • ‘But in every which way, everything else is different.’
      • ‘TV with around $3.2 billion this year in ad revenues is measured every which way and more.’
      • ‘You just don't believe a word they say until all facts have been completely confirmed every which way.’
      • ‘I know the importance of exploring options, looking at a problem every which way, and examining alternative solutions.’
      • ‘He's been on both sides on the war, really having it every which way.’
      • ‘Scotland took that on-field cool into the autumn test with Samoa, who used every which way to turn up their unique attacking heat but were fought off 18-11.’
      • ‘We tried to make them so, we tried to keep them pure and unsullied, we tried our best to anticipate and block every which way even the most devious of users could break out of the shells we put around his access.’