six and two threes



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six and two threes (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic) Two equivalent choices or situations.
    • 1962, Christopher John Brennan, Prose:
      They would fob us off with that and once more make it six and two threes.
    • 1982, Dennis Marsden, Workless: an exploration of the social contract between society and the worker:
      I said, "Well, it's six and two threes. I get three pound off you here, and I have to work all week for £5 and I get me stamps off, whatever.
    • 2006, J J Dewey, Eternal Words: The Immortal Series:
      I'll leave it up to you whether you wish to include it; in other words, it's six and two threes.