it's six of one and half a dozen of the other

six of one, (and) half a dozen of the other

The difference between these two options is negligible, irrelevant, or unimportant; either option is fine or will work as well as the other. Well, we could take the freeway to your mother's house, or we could cut through the city. It takes about the same amount of time, so it's six of one, and half a dozen of the other. John: "Would you rather have pepperoni or sausage on your pizza?" Bob: "Eh, six of one, half a dozen of the other."
See also: dozen, half, of, other, six

it’s six of ˌone and half a dozen of the ˈother

(saying) used to say that there is no real difference between two possible choices: Patrick said John started the fight, but I think it was probably six of one and half a dozen of the other.I’ve tried both ways of getting to Oxford and as far as I can see it’s six of one and half a dozen of the other (= they both take the same time).
See also: and, dozen, half, of, one, other, six
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