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at sixes and sevens

informal , old-fashioned in US in a ​confused, ​badlyorganized, or ​difficultsituation: We've been at ​sixes and sevens in the ​office this ​week.
(Definition of at sixes and sevens from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “at sixes and sevens”
in Chinese (Simplified) 乱七八糟,杂乱无章…
in Chinese (Traditional) 亂七八糟,雜亂無章…
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