be at sixes and sevens(redirected from be at 6's and 7's)
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.
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be at ˌsixes and ˈsevens(informal) be in a state of confusion; not be well organized: I’m completely at sixes and sevens this week. My secretary’s ill, I’ve got a report to write, and we’re moving offices.
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