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  1. Paisley

    Question Sixes and Sevens

    I know what the meaning of the term is but where does the term come from? Why Sixes and Sevens?

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    Re: Sixes and Sevens

    'The phrase "at sixes and sevens," which we use to mean "confused" or "at odds with someone" originally came from gambling with dice. As first used by Chaucer in "The Canterbury Tales" around 1374, "to set on six and seven" meant to risk your entire fortune on the unlikely chance that a single roll of the dice would produce a high score.'

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