Six to five and pick 'em

Posted by Bob on July 23, 2007

In Reply to: Six to five and pick 'em posted by Michael Brulot on July 23, 2007

: What does the idiom "six to five and pick 'em" mean? It was used in The West Wing (S1-E1): "It's 6 to 5 and pick 'em whether Josh still has a job." Thanks!

Those are betting odds. It means it's almost an even chance that he will or won't keep his job.