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six degrees of separation

The notion that any two people have a shared social connection through six or fewer acquaintances. A: "Can you believe it? My aunt's banker has a niece who goes to college with a girl whose nanny grew up next-door to your mother!" B: "Wow, six degrees of separation, eh?"
See also: degree, of, six
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six degrees of separation

The idea that everyone on earth may be linked to anyone else through a chain of connections. This newer phrase for it’s a small world was the title of a play and the movie based on it (1993) by John Guare. The term is becoming a cliché.
See also: degree, of, six
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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