be at sixes and sevens

be at sixes and sevens

To be frazzled or disorganized. The phrase likely originated from a dice game in which rolling a six or a seven was unfavorable. After caring for three sick kids all week, I'm at sixes and sevens. Now that the whole schedule has been rearranged, I'm at sixes and sevens.
See also: and, seven, six

be at sixes and sevens

  (informal)
to be confused or badly organized We were at sixes and sevens for about a week after we moved in.
See also: and, seven, six