half a dozen o' the other


half a dozen o' the other
Everyday English Slang in Ireland
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  • six of one, half a dozen of the other — see ↑six • • • Main Entry: ↑dozen six of one, half (a) dozen of the other (US) (or chiefly Brit six of one and half a dozen of the other) informal used to say that you do not see any real difference between two possible choices …   Useful english dictionary

  • six of one, and half a dozen of the other — six of one, (and) half a dozen of the other two things are almost the same or equal. I also compared the two stereos, and in most respects it s six of one, half a dozen of the other. Etymology: based on the idea that half a dozen (= half of 12)… …   New idioms dictionary

  • six of one, half a dozen of the other — six of one, (and) half a dozen of the other two things are almost the same or equal. I also compared the two stereos, and in most respects it s six of one, half a dozen of the other. Etymology: based on the idea that half a dozen (= half of 12)… …   New idioms dictionary

  • six of one and half-a-dozen of the other — {n. phr.} Two things the same; not a real choice; no difference. * /Which coat do you like better, the brown or the blue? It s six of one and half a dozen of the other./ * /Johnny says it s six of one and half a dozen of the other whether he does …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • six of one and half-a-dozen of the other — {n. phr.} Two things the same; not a real choice; no difference. * /Which coat do you like better, the brown or the blue? It s six of one and half a dozen of the other./ * /Johnny says it s six of one and half a dozen of the other whether he does …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • six\ of\ one\ and\ half-a-dozen\ of\ the\ other — n. phr. two things the same; not a real choice; no difference. Which coat do you like better, the brown or the blue? It s six of one and half a dozen of the other. Johnny says it s six of one and half a dozen of the other whether he does the job… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • six of one and half a dozen of the other — if you say that a bad situation is six of one and half a dozen of the other, you mean that two people or groups are equally responsible. Harriet s always accusing Donald of starting arguments, but if you ask me, it s six of one and half a dozen… …   New idioms dictionary

  • six of one, (and) half a dozen of the other — phrase used for saying that two things are equally good or bad You can take either road; it’s six of one, half a dozen of the other. Thesaurus: partly good and partly badsynonym Main entry: six …   Useful english dictionary

  • six of one and half-a-dozen of the other — two things the same, no difference It was six of one or half a dozen of the other as to whether or not we should take the train or the airplane. They both arrived at the same time and cost the same …   Idioms and examples

  • six of one, half a dozen of the other — nearly equal, about the same, like twins    Panasonic and Quasar are very similar it s six of one, half a dozen of the other …   English idioms


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