six of one, half a dozen of the other

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six of one, half a dozen of the other

The two alternatives are the same, as in Either Route 2 or Long Avenue will get you thereit's six of one, half a dozen of the other. This term simply equates two different ways of saying "six." [First half of 1800s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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