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regardless of the weather or circumstances; in any event:
The concert will be held, rain or shine. He’s always a reliable friend, rain or shine.
No matter what the circumstances, as in We promised we would finish the project tomorrow, rain or shine . This term, first recorded in 1905, still refers to weather, as well as other uncertainty, and always implies that an activity will be carried out, no matter what. For a synonym, see hell or high water


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