Complete Definition of "at sixes and sevens"

English

Adjective
at sixes and sevens

  1. idiom in a state of confusion

#: The house was in utter disarray, the furniture all at sixes and sevens; it was as though a tornado had blown through.

  1. (when of two people or groups) in dispute; in disagreement

#: Mother and Father were at sixes and sevens about whether or not to let Johnny attend the party; Mother was concerned for his safety while Father simply wanted him out of the house.

See also
at loggerheads

pt:at sixes and sevens

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