it's six of one and half a dozen of the other

Definition of it's six of one and half a dozen of the other

chiefly British, informal

  1. —used to say that one does not see any real difference between two possible choices

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  that one — compare he, its, she, they

    : used as subject of an impersonal verb that expresses a condition or action without reference to an agent

    : used with many verbs as a direct object with little or no meaning

  1. :  the player in a game who performs the principal action of the game (as trying to find others in hide-and-seek)

  1. :  the sixth in a set or series

    :  something having six units or members: such as

    :  an ice hockey team

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

otherplay
  1. :  being the one (as of two or more) remaining or not included

    :  being the one or ones distinct from that or those first mentioned or implied

    :  second

  1. :  one that remains of two or more

    :  a thing opposite to or excluded by something else

    :  a different or additional one

  1. :  one of two that remains

    :  each preceding one

    :  a different or additional one

  1. :  otherwise


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