half a dozen

Definition of half a dozen

  1. :  six half a dozen eggs

Word by Word Definitions

halfplay
  1. :  either of two equal parts that compose something

    :  a part approximately equal to one of these

    :  one of a pair: such as

  1. :  being one of two equal parts

    :  that is approximately equal to either of two equal parts that compose something :  amounting to approximately half

    :  falling short of the full or complete thing :  partial

  1. :  in an equal part or degree

    :  not completely :  partially

    :  by any means :  at all

dozenplay
  1. :  a group of 12

    :  an indefinitely large number


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