半斤八兩

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See also: 半斤八两

Chinese[edit]

half catty
jin
eight tael(s)
trad. (半斤八兩)
simp. (半斤八两)

Etymology[edit]

From the former Chinese measurement system, wherein one (jīn) was equal to 16 (liǎng).

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

半斤八兩

  1. (chiefly derogatory) six of one, half a dozen of the other; not much to choose between the two

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