To be at sixes and sevens
Six Six, n. 1. The number greater by a unit than five; the sum of three and three; six units or objects. [1913 Webster]

2. A symbol representing six units, as 6, vi., or VI. [1913 Webster]

{To be at six and seven} or {To be at sixes and sevens}, (a) to be in disorder. --Bacon. --Shak. --Swift. (b) to be in a dispute or disagreement; -- often used with with. [1913 Webster +PJC]


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