half a dozen

noun
the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one (Freq. 1)
Syn:
six, ↑6, ↑VI, ↑sixer, ↑sise, ↑Captain Hicks, ↑sextet, ↑sestet, ↑sextuplet, ↑hexad
Hypernyms: ↑digit, ↑figure

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • half a dozen — UK US (also half a dozen) noun [S] ► HALF DOZEN(Cf. ↑half dozen) …   Financial and business terms

  • half-a-dozen — halfˈ a dozˈen 1. Six 2. Approximately six • • • Main Entry: ↑dozen * * * half a crown, half a dozen, half an hour etc.: see half crown, dozen, hour, and half a. 1 c …   Useful english dictionary

  • half-a-dozen — /haf ə ˈdʌzən/ (say hahf uh duzuhn) adjective 1. six: *The baby, who had cut half a dozen teeth without a murmur –mary leslie, 1986. –pronoun 2. six: I ll have half a dozen please …   Australian English dictionary

  • half a dozen — a few of something. I ve got half a dozen fishing poles that I never use. Usage notes: used when the exact number is not important …   New idioms dictionary

  • half a dozen — noun another term for half dozen …   English new terms dictionary

  • Half a Dozen Babies — is a 1999 American drama ABC Family TV film. It stars Scott and Melissa Reeves. It is rated TV PG. The runtime is 89 mins. This is based on a true story.Two couples have been struggling to have children, successfully, for years. Then, suddenly,… …   Wikipedia

  • half a dozen o' the other — Everyday English Slang in Ireland phr exactly the same …   English dialects glossary

  • six of one, half a dozen of the other — see ↑six • • • Main Entry: ↑dozen six of one, half (a) dozen of the other (US) (or chiefly Brit six of one and half a dozen of the other) informal used to say that you do not see any real difference between two possible choices …   Useful english dictionary

  • six of one, and half a dozen of the other — six of one, (and) half a dozen of the other two things are almost the same or equal. I also compared the two stereos, and in most respects it s six of one, half a dozen of the other. Etymology: based on the idea that half a dozen (= half of 12)… …   New idioms dictionary

  • six of one, half a dozen of the other — six of one, (and) half a dozen of the other two things are almost the same or equal. I also compared the two stereos, and in most respects it s six of one, half a dozen of the other. Etymology: based on the idea that half a dozen (= half of 12)… …   New idioms dictionary

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