Six of one and half a dozen of the other

“Es lo mismo , que lo mesmo / es junto con pegado

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  • Meaning

The two things that we are talking about are exactly the same, the only difference is the words we use to refer to them but these words are just paraphrases of an equal situation. A similar expression is much of a muchness.

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  • Origin

Sometimes we have a quarrel because we are talking about two, in appearance, different things but if we analyze them closely, we will see that in reality we are talking about the same thing but presented in a different way, with different words, in a different perspective but in the end, they are exactly the same thing. If we say, “six of one,” it equals six. If we say, “five plus one,” it is six. If we say, “half of the other,” it is six.

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  • Example

I have always thought that my boss exploits us. We always Works long hours for the same pay, and that is an abuse. Of course, my boss doesn´t have the same opinión, he says that he has reckoned the great impact that our work might have on society, that we are indisputably the best workers in the labor market, that the world has to know about our great feats, etc, etc, etc. He says that it is not exploitation, it is contributing to the betterment of the world, but to me it is six of one and half a dozen of the other.

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