six of one, half a dozen of the other

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

two things are almost the same or equal I also compared the two stereos, and in most respects it's six of one, half a dozen of the other.
Etymology: based on the idea that half a dozen ( half of 12) is equal to six
See also: dozen, half, of, other, six

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 there-it's six of one, half a dozen of the other . This term simply equates two different ways of saying "six." [First half of 1800s]
See also: dozen, half, of, other, six