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Posted by Nikhilesh sinha on December 18, 2004

In Reply to: Archived answer posted by R. Berg on December 18, 2004

: : The phrase, to be at 6's and 7's implies that you are at a loss, or in a state of ineptitude where you cannot reliably take acton, can anyone shed light on where this comes from?

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Thanks, although I believe I may have completely the wrong idea of what the phrase means, because I thought it meant to be at a loss, for instance 'I am at 6's and 7's as to how to respond to the current situation'. However the 'less romantic' root seems to imply that it includes taking a risk. Clarification anyone?