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# What is the meaning of six of one half a dozen of the other?

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"Half a dozen = 6. So "six" and "half a dozen" are two ways of saying the same thing. The expression means that there is no important difference between the alternatives, or the differences offset one another so the net result is the same.

For example, I say to my husband, "Should I take Highway 101 or Highway 280?" and he replies, "It's six of one and a half dozen of the other." He means that I'll get there in about the same amount of time whether I take one road or the other."

The phrase, "Six to one, half a dozen to the other." is a UK variation of the phrase.

This person's answer says much but conveys little.

"Six of one, half a dozen of the other" is a reply to a question that solicits an evaluation between two choices. The person giving the reply is effectively saying "there is no difference between these two choices".

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## Related Questions

Since a half dozen is six, it means the each side or direction is equal to the other.

"Six of one, a half dozen of the other" means no matter how you say it, the answer is the same.

A baker's half dozen is a group of seven items, the concept being that it is one more than a half dozen.

The expression is "six of one, half a dozen of the other" and means that no matter what you call something, it's still the same thing. It means about the same one way or another. It doesn't matter to me which way you do it. It's six of one and half a dozen of the other.

One dozen = 12 so half a dozen = 12/2 = 6. So simple!

One dozen of roses for \$52 is better value than half a dozen roses for \$30.

Two and a half dozen is equal to 30. Each dozen is 12, and a half a dozen is 6, so the equation you can use to figure that out is 12 x 2 + 6 = 30.

One dozen equals 12 (items). 6 is one half (1/2) of a dozen. So 6 stars would be one-half dozen if you need how many dozens.

'There is no discernible difference between six of one and half a dozen of the other.'

One dozen is equal to 12. Therefore, 6 is equal to 6/12 = 0.5 dozens or half of a dozen.

Basically, when someone says "Six of one, half dozen of another" they are saying that the two things they are comparing are the the same thing. They use this because: 1 Dozen = 12 1/2 dozen = 6 6 = 6 So, 1 half dozen and 6 are the same thing.

It can also be expressed as six one way half a dozen the other. When you write a sentence in English, it is best to speak a sentence out loud. Under some conditions a half will sound better and in other conditions one half will sound better. Use whatever sounds better!

6 of one half a dozen of the other, or it is the same thing with two ways of saying it

The number 12 can be expressed as one dozen or a dozen. I need a dozen eggs from the store. I bought a package of 3-dozen bows for Christmas packages. Many items are sold by the dozen.

6 is one hand and one finger. It is also known as "half of a dozen" because a dozen is 12. It is one more than five or one hand.

1 dozen eggs = 12 eggs 50% = 1/2 Half of one dozen eggs = 6 eggs

There are 12 in one dozen. Therefore, 3.5 dozen rolls is equal to 3.5 x 12 = 42 rolls. Unless of course, it's a baker's dozen!

I think this is a shorter variation of "6 of one, half a dozen of the other" - basically that the choices are even.

twosing is basically two people sharing a cigarette or joint , often one person having half and the other has the other half.

No. The milliliter and the cubic centimeter are identical volumes. Six of either one are exactly equal to half a dozen of the other.

ss is the medical terminology abbreviation meaning one-half. It has fallen out of favor, as it can be misinterpreted as "55."

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