What does “6 to one half dozen to the other” mean?

“6 to one half dozen to the other” is a phrase that’s used to basically say that the 2 options you have are essentially the same. Since a dozen is 12, and half a dozen is 6, then it should be clear that 6 and half a dozen are basically 2 different ways of saying the same exact thing.




”6 to one half dozen to the other” In a Sentence




Bob:  “I think that girl is beautiful, but you say that she is gorgeous.”

Tom: “Well, I think it’s pretty much 6 to one half dozen to the other, since beautiful and gorgeous basically mean the same thing.”



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