What is the meaning of six of one half a dozen of the other?
"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".
When a person is asked to make a choice between two things and that person doesn't really have a preference. Its a "saying" that they might use. For example: Someone says to me "Should we eat at McDonalds or Burger King." If I don't care I might say, "six of one or half dozen of the other". Its a cute way of saying "as far as I'm concerned both choices are equal".
"Means: the same amount. Six in one hand, half dozen (6) in the other hand. I.E Equal amount." As the question asks where does the phrase come from the provider of this answer misses the mark twice. I don't actually know the origin but it certainly isn't recent. The phrase is used as a title of a story in Harper's New Monthly Magazine's Dec. 1883 to May 1884 issue, page 765. It can also be…
The saying is: 6 of one and half dozen of another. as 6 and a half dozen are the same, then it doesn't matter which you use. it means that, it doesn't matter, its all the same, no sense in arguing. It is ussually said when people are arguing over symantics, using to different ways or phrases to say the same thing. dont ask i am right.
How long would it take a chicken to lay a dozen eggs if a chicken and a half lays an egg and a half every day and a half?
This is a classic. Although there is literally no such thing as a chicken-and-a-half or an egg-and-a-half, we can still solve the problem. If you determine the rate at which one chicken lays one egg, you can calculate the answer. Given: 1.5 eggs per 1.5 chickens per 1.5 days. So, one chicken can lay one egg in 1.5 days. Hence, it will take one chicken 12 times 1.5, or 18, days to lay a dozen…