Six Idioms

Six Idioms

Here are the most common idioms and slang with number “6”. In order to have be more comprehensive, an example is provided for you at the end of each idiom or slang.

  • be at sixes and sevens (informal) :

Meaning: to be confused or badly organized .

Example: We were at sixes and sevens for about a week after we moved in.

  • be six feet under (informal) :

Meaning: to be dead .

Example:You’re just waiting until he’s six feet under so you can get your hands on his money.

Number 6

  • deep-six somebody/something (American informal):

Meaning: to get rid of someone or something.

Example: They want to deep-six the project because it’s costing too much money.

  • eighty-six something (Sl) :

Meaning: to throw something away.

Example: Let’s eighty-six this stew and go out and get some decent pizza.

  • knock somebody for six (British & Australian informal) :

Meaning: to surprise and upset someone a lot .

Example: It really knocked me for six when my ex-boyfriend announced he was getting married.

  • six of one and half a dozen of the other :

Meaning: if you say that a bad situation is six of one and half a dozen of the other, you mean that two people or groups are equally responsible .

Example: Ben’s always accusing Ali of starting arguments, but if you ask me, it’s six of one and half a dozen of the other.

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