半斤八兩

See also: 半斤八两

ChineseEdit

half catty
jin
eight tael(s)
trad. (半斤八兩)
simp. (半斤八两)

EtymologyEdit

From the former Chinese measurement system, wherein one (jīn) was equal to 16 (liǎng).

PronunciationEdit


IdiomEdit

半斤八兩

  1. six of one, half a dozen of the other; not much to choose between the two

Derived termsEdit