By any manner of means

in any way possible; by any sort of means.

See also: Manner

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
This isn't New York, by any manner of means, or Paris, but there's some fun to be had here, in a quiet way.
But it wasn't the last of it--not by any manner of means was it!
It was an Indian girl--and take it from me, Indians ain't Spiggoties by any manner of means. Seth had managed to fetch a stop within twenty feet of her, and us bowling down hill at that!
It's not an easy card by any manner of means and the advice is to keep the stakes relatively small.
I thought the whole occasion and how the GAA presented it brought a great buzz but it wasn't a classic final by any manner of means.
"We are not a great side by any manner of means but we can do terrific things at times."
"But stability is vital and I don't see wholesale changes being made by any manner of means."
"So it doesn't mean I am finished by any manner of means, I am still here and available."
"We were disappointed not to take the maximum on Saturday," said McLeish, "and it's more important for us to get victories than draws, but we're certainly not down and out by any manner of means.
It wasn't a pretty game by any manner of means but the result is far more important than the performance."
"There wasn't a lot of joy for me last season - and it wasn't all my fault by any manner of means," he says.