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Posted by R. Berg on September 02, 2002

In Reply to: Sixes and sevens posted by kim on September 02, 2002

: Hi, I recently read a book where the phrase "sixes and sevens" was used. I am pretty sure the meaning is "to be in a chaotic state", but I would like to know from where it originated. Thanks

Its origin isn't known for sure. Different ideas have been offered in previous discussions, which you can find by typing "sixes" in the Search box on the main Discussion Forum page and pushing the button.