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Posted by Bruce Kahl on December 10, 2003

In Reply to: Horse posted by Butler on December 10, 2003

: Where did "A horse a piece?" come frome?

From various sites:

"This expression is used mainly in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It means that neither of two alternatives is better or worse than the other. It's another way of saying "Six of one, half dozen of the other."

"Maybe from the Old West; maybe something to do with no matter how many horses you have, you can still ride only one at a time, so there's no sense arguing about how many horses you have available to ride."